Leaders emerge at NBA’s midpoint

The NBA is almost at its halfway point and the race for league awards is heating up from MVP to Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year.

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January 11, 2022 - 10:44 AM

Cavs forward Evan Mobley (4) is fouled from behind by Memphis forward Jaren Jackson (13) during second half action on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in the NBA game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies won 110-106. Photo by TNS

The NBA season has reached the midway point, with a record number of players already having gotten minutes. Virus-related issues have forced every team to scramble on some nights to find players with plenty of surprises and, yes, plenty of disappointments.

MVP

The contenders: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee; Kevin Durant, Brooklyn; Nikola Jokic, Denver; Stephen Curry, Golden State; DeMar DeRozan, Chicago; LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers.

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