NBA MVP Nikola Jokic ejected as Suns dump Nuggets out of playoffs

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Chris Paul scored 37 points, Devin Booker added 34 and Phoenix beat Denver 125-118 to complete a four-game sweep of their NBA Western Conference semifinal series.

NBA MVP Nikola Jokic was ejected in the third quarter with his Nuggets trailing 83-76 after his hard swipe sent the basketball flying but also caught Cameron Payne in the face. Officials assessed a double technical on Jokic and Booker and ejected the MVP after upping the call to a Flagrant 2.

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Jokic got ejected after this hard foul on Payne

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