Monday, May 25, 2015

Lou Williams finishes second in Sixth Man voting

Sixers guard Lou Williams was named the runner-up for the NBA Sixth Man Award.

Lou Williams finishes second in Sixth Man voting

Sixers guard Lou Williams was named the runner-up for the NBA Sixth Man Award.

Williams led the team in scoring at 14.9 points per game despite not starting a single game.

Williams finished behind Oklahoma City's James Harden. Harden, who led all NBA reserves in scoring (16.8 ppg), came off the bench in 60 of 62 games he appeared in, helping Oklahoma City finish with the NBA’s third-best record (47-19).

Harden received 584 of a possible 595 points, including 115 of a possible 119 first-place votes, from a panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.

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Williams finished with 231 points. Dallas' Jason Terry, who won the award in 2008-09, finished third with 81 points.

The Sixers' Thaddeus Young finished ninth with 10 overall points.

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