Jokic won the MVP last week, but then got ejected for a flagrant foul in the third quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Phoenix Suns. The Suns would go on to sweep the series. Deandre Ayton, the Phoenix center, matched up against Jokic in the series.
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Ayton, who has averaged 15.2 points and 10.6 rebounds in the postseason, got a gift from Jokic.