NBA MVP Power Rankings: New No. 1 emerges after spectacular week

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1. Luka Doncic

Last rank: 3

The Dallas Mavericks have been rolling since the beginning of March. The team is 11-1 in their last 12 games, and it's in large part due to their MVP candidate Luka Doncic.

Doncic recently won Western Conference Player Of The Week (subscription required) honors on Monday and averaged a sweet 32.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 9.5 assists throughout the week. Additionally, he led the Mavericks to a perfect 4-0 record and even broke the Rockets' recent 11-game winning streak.

Against the Rockets, Doncic saved his best game for last and dropped 47 points and 12 rebounds en route to a blowout victory. Doncic not only dismantled his in-state rival, but he did this all in three quarters and couldn't be stopped.

Even while draped by two defenders, Doncic still found a way to score. On one possession, Houston forward Jabari Smith Jr. played some of his best defense of the night while face-guarding Doncic, but it wasn't enough as Doncic hoisted a circus scoop shot and watched the ball roll in the hoop.

Doncic has led the Mavericks to an unlikely spot in the Western Conference as Dallas currently finds themselves in solo possession of fifth place. If he and the Mavs can keep this up, there shouldn't be much of a debate when it comes to the MVP conversation. Even Nikola Jokic thinks Doncic should win the MVP.

Doncic would be a surprise winner at this point and he has proven many people wrong throughout this season. For more updates on the MVP race, Luka Doncic, and Dallas Mavericks basketball, stay plugged in.