NBA week 5: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embid named NBA players of the week


Following their impressive performances for the Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia 76ers, Nikola Jovic and Joel Embiid have been named as the NBA players of the week for week 5.

The pair follow the footsteps of Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard who were named as the players of the week for week 4. 


Nikola Jovic was involved in three games for the Nuggets in the past week and helped them secure wins in all of those fixtures.

He posted 27 points and 6 assists in their victory over Thunder, 31 points and 8 assists in their win over Suns and 29 points and 6 assists in another win over Spurs.

Like Jokic, Embid also propelled his side to three wins in week 5 including an incredible 42 points against the Boston Celtics.


The game against Celtics also saw Embiid securing 10 rebounds and two assists. He then went on to drop 38 points in his side’s second win over Celtics and 33 points in the win over Pistons.

Jovic was named as the player of the week for the Western conference, while Embiid has been named as the player of the week for the Eastern conference. 


NBA week 5: Players of the week in numbers

Nikola Jokic

Nuggets 119, Thunder 101 (Jan. 19)

27 points (12-21 FG), 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Nuggets 130, Suns 126 (Jan. 22)

31 points (15-27 FG), 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals

Nuggets 120, Suns 112 (Jan. 23)

29 points (9-21 FG, 11-14 FT), 22 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal

Joel Embiid

Sixers 117, Celtics 109 (Jan. 20)

42 points (12-19 FG, 17-21 FT), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block

Sixers 122, Celtics 110 (Jan. 22)

38 points (11-15 FG, 2-2 3P, 14-15 FT), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Sixers 114, Pistons 110 (Jan. 23)

33 points (10-20 FG, 12-17 FT), 14 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks

2020/21 NBA Players of the week

NBA Week 1: Brandon Ingram, Domantas Sabonis

NBA Week 2: Stephen Curry, Tobias Harris 

NBA Week 3: Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum 

NBA Week 4: Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard

NBA Week 5: Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid




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