Lev Akabas: If there's one stat to validate Nikola Joki…

Lev Akabas: If there’s one stat to validate Nikola Jokic’s MVP, it’s this: The @nuggets were significantly worse with Jokic off the court than any team without its MVP candidate, but still slightly better with Jokic on the court than the 76ers with Embiid and the Bucks with Giannis

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Since these bench decorum issues generally have been resolved after the league intervenes, technical fouls have not been used a deterrent, and the league does not plan to start issuing techs during the conference finals. However, the topic will be discussed in the offseason, and the league will explore ways to address bench decorum during games in real time, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
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