NBA 2019-20 Week 5 MVP Power Rankings: James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo Lead The Race

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As NBA 2019-20 completes another week, the MVP power rankings have James Harden leading the race, closely followed by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic.

Written By Devika Pawar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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All 30 teams have completed at least 12 games this NBA season. LA Lakers lead the Western Conference, while the Boston Celtics lead the Eastern Conference. Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets follow. Let us take a look at who is leading the MVP race for NBA week 5.

1. James Harden

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Harden is currently averaging at 39.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 1.6 steals per match. He has also scored a career-high 14.8 free throws, converting 88% of them. He has also clocked 36.9 minutes per game, the most this season. In his last five games, Harden has averaged at 44.2 points.

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antetokounmpo is once again in the race for the MVP with career-high averages of 30.1 points and 14.3 rebounds. Only Andre Drummond is above him with 17 rebounds per game. Antetokounmpo has team-high 18.7 shots per game, while shooting 58% of them from the ground. 

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3. Luka Doncic

Doncic, who was the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year, is averaging at a near-triple-double this season. He has an average of 28.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game while shooting 47% from the field. Recently, Doncic joined Earvin 'Magic' Johnson to record a triple-double at Madison Square Garden before turning 21.

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4. LeBron James

James is currently playing his 17th season this year. He is averaging a career-best 25 points, 7.6 rebounds and 11.2 assists per game. He has the highest number of assists per game in the league, while shooting 49% from the field. He is also averaging at 1.2 steals per game. 

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5. Karl Anthony-Towns

This season, KAT is averaging a career-high 26.8 points per game, which includes a 51.6% conversion rate from the floor. He also has a near-career-high rebounding average of 12.1 rebounds per game. He is attempting 8.5 three-pointers per game, the most in his career while making 43% of them. 

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