Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year today.
Harden led all bench players in scoring with 16.8 points per game and shot a career best 49 percent from the field. Harden recorded his first 40 point game last month against the Phoenix Suns.
Harden said after accepting the award, "A lot more opportunities have come my way, all I did was just took advantage of them." Harden received 115 of the 119 first places votes. The other first place votes went to the Philadelphia 76ers' Lou Williams (three votes) and the Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson (one vote).