Oklahoma City’s James Harden NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year
Oklahoma City’s James Harden was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Thursday after leading all bench players in scoring this season.
Harden averaged 16.8 points on a career-best 49 percent shooting this season. He recorded his first career 40-point game last month in a win at Phoenix.
He may be best remembered by non-basketball fans for the shot he took from the Los Angeles Lakers‘ Metta World Peace in the final week of the regular season that left him with a concussion.
Harden was able to return in time for the play-offs and was the leading scorer in the Thunders fourth-quarter comeback win over Dallas to clinch Game 4 and the opening round sweep.