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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