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James Harden wins the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award

May 10, 2012|By Melissa Rohlin
  • James Harden averaged more than 16 points in the regular season, when he came off the bench in 60 of 62 games.
James Harden averaged more than 16 points in the regular season, when he… (Ron Jenkins / MCT )

Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award on Friday, receiving 115 of a possible 119 first-place votes.

Harden, who came off the bench in 60 of 62 games, led all reserves in scoring by averaging 16.8 points on 49% shooting. He helped the Thunder finish with the third-best record in the league (47-19).

In the playoffs, Harden averaged 18.3 points a game in the Thunder's Western Conference first-round series sweep of the Dallas Mavericks.

The Thunder will play the winner of the Lakers-Denver series in the Western Conference semifinals.

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