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Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin among NBA's most improved

April 23, 2014|By Broderick Turner
  • DeAndre Jordan, left, and Blake Griffin during a game against the Sacramento Kings on April 12.
DeAndre Jordan, left, and Blake Griffin during a game against the Sacramento… (Danny Moloshok / AP )

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan came in fifth for the NBA’s most improved player award announced Wednesday by the league, and Blake Griffin was seventh.

Jordan, who had a career-best season that included averages of a career-high 10.4 points and an NBA-best 13.6 rebounds per game, had four first-place votes and 66 total.

Jordan came in third in voting for the NBA’s defensive player of the year award.

Griffin, who averaged a career-high 24.1 points per game, had six first-place votes and 39
total.

Suns point guard Goran Dragic won the most improved player award.

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broderick.turner@latimes.com

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