Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic was named NBA Most Valuable Player on Wednesday, marking the third time in four seasons that he has won the award.

Jokic is the ninth player to win the award three or more times.

He received 79 first-place votes and totaled 926 points in balloting performed by a group of sportswriters and broadcasters. Oklahoma City guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (15 first-place votes, 640 points) was second and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (four first-place votes, 566 points) was third.