LOS ANGELES Jamal Crawford of a Los Angeles Clippers won a NBA Sixth Man Award on Thursday, apropos a oldest target and a initial to do so with opposite teams.
The 34-year-old ensure also was respected as a league’s best actor off a dais while with a Atlanta Hawks in 2009-10.
Crawford led a league’s haven players in scoring this season, averaging 18.6 points. He came off a dais in 45 of 69 games he played in, assisting a Clippers to a 57-25 record, their best regular-season symbol in authorization history.
The Clippers had a 31-14 record when Crawford came off a dais this season. The Clippers and Oklahoma City are 1-1 in their Western Conference semifinal.
“I indeed consider he won it since we consider electorate saw him doing other things for a organisation — personification defense, using a organisation during a indicate ensure position when Chris Paul was out during times,” Clippers manager Doc Rivers pronounced final week, when The Associated Press initial reported that Crawford had won. “He’s been a ideal application actor for a team. He’s been awesome.”
Crawford set a single-season authorization record for 3-pointers done with 161. That surpassed his record from final season, his initial in Los Angeles, when he was runner-up for a Sixth Man award.
Crawford perceived 57 first-place votes and 421 sum points from a row of 125 sports writers and broadcasters via a U.S. and Canada. He assimilated Kevin McHale, Ricky Pierce and Detlef Schrempf as two-time winners.
Taj Gibson of Chicago finished second with 395 points, and San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili was third with 138.
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Sterling’s mother will quarrel for seductiveness in organisation The disloyal mother of Los Angeles Clippers owners Donald Sterling will quarrel to keep her 50 percent tenure seductiveness in a team, her counsel pronounced Thursday, adding an neglected turn to a NBA’s devise to force new tenure on a franchise.
Shelly Sterling’s attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, pronounced his customer “will not determine to a forced or contingent seizure of her interest.”
“As her lawyers we will quarrel energetically to urge her skill rights,” he said.
O’Donnell pronounced Mrs. Sterling has no seductiveness in handling a Clippers and wants a new financier organisation to come in with a veteran government team.