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SportChris Paul: Bucks beating Rockets shouldn't factor into MVP vote

13:01  27 march  2019
13:01  27 march  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Chris Paul is hopeful voters for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award won' t put any stock into the Houston Rockets falling to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night when choosing between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo. "Obviously I'm biased about the MVP and whoever or whatnot

Chris Paul is hopeful voters for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award won' t put any stock into the Houston Rockets falling to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night when choosing between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo. "Obviously I'm biased about the MVP and whoever or whatnot

Chris Paul: Bucks beating Rockets shouldn't factor into MVP vote© Stacy Revere / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Chris Paul is hopeful voters for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award won't put any stock into the Houston Rockets falling to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night when choosing between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

"Obviously I'm biased about the MVP and whoever or whatnot, but those of you that decide it on head-to-head games with a few games left in the season, good luck with that," Paul said, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. "Happened to me in '08."

The veteran point guard was referring to when he finished second in voting to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant for the Maurice Podoloff trophy. The Lakers defeated Paul's New Orleans Hornets in the third-last game of the campaign, with Bryant recording 29 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.

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If you ask Chris Paul , the Rockets ' loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night doesn' t have any impact on the MVP race. Paul , remember, finished second in the MVP voting in 2008 to Kobe Bryant He did that while Paul and center Clint Capela were out with injuries, too, which helped lift the Rockets back into

MILWAUKEE -- Chris Paul had a message for MVP voters Tuesday night: The Houston Rockets ' 108-94 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks shouldn ' t matter when ballots are cast. Paul admits that he is biased in his belief that his Rockets co-starJames Hardenshould repeat as MVP . But he was adamant that

Paul referenced Harden's streak of 32 games with 30 or more points from earlier in the season as Houston battled through a number of injuries as a key reason why his superstar teammate should repeat as MVP.

"I get to see James play a lot more," Paul added. "You've got to understand that me saying that doesn't mean that Giannis hasn't had an amazing season and stuff like that. He's been great for his team and all that, but I see what James does every night, too."

Antetokounmpo finished with a line of 19 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and five turnovers on 7-of-15 shooting to lead Milwaukee to a convincing 108-94 win over the Rockets. Harden, meanwhile, missed 17 of his 26 shots from the field, but still managed to register a team-high 23 points to go along with his 10 rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes.

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Paul George, the third MVP finalist, did not receive any first- or second-place votes . MVP Voting Results. The argument for Harden is a strong one. The Rockets experienced injury-riddled stretches, including 17 games when Chris Paul was out with a hamstring injury.

Chris Paul is hopeful voters for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award won' t put any stock into the Houston Rockets falling to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night when choosing between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo. "Obviously I'm biased about the MVP and whoever or whatnot

Milwaukee owns a four-game lead over the Toronto Raptors for the top seed in the Eastern Conference at 56-19, while Houston is slotted in fourth out West with a 47-28 record.

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