User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Clippers' Crawford wins NBA Sixth Man

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers won the NBA Sixth Man Award on Thursday, becoming the oldest recipient and the first to do so with different teams.

Advertisement
The 34-year-old guard also was honored as the league's best player off the bench while with the Atlanta Hawks in 2009-10.

Crawford led the league's reserve players in scoring this season, averaging 18.6 points. He came off the bench in 45 of 69 games he played in, helping the Clippers to a 57-25 record, their best regular-season mark in franchise history.

The Clippers had a 31-14 record when Crawford came off the bench this season. The Clippers and Oklahoma City are 1-1 in their Western Conference semifinal.

''I actually think he won it because I think voters saw him doing other things for the team - playing defense, running the team at the point guard position when Chris Paul was out at times,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said last week, when The Associated Press first reported that Crawford had won. ''He's been the perfect utility player for a team. He's been awesome.''

Crawford set the single-season franchise record for 3-pointers made with 161. That surpassed his record from last season, his first in Los Angeles, when he was runner-up for the Sixth Man award.

Crawford received 57 first-place votes and 421 total points from a panel of 125 sports writers and broadcasters throughout the U.S. and Canada. He joined 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.

Crawford had his best month in January, scoring in double figures in 15 of 16 games and helping the Clippers go 12-4 that month.

On Jan. 25, he had 37 points and 11 assists in a win over Toronto - the most points he scored off the bench in his career and his most with the Clippers. It was the second time this season he had that many points and assists; he totaled those numbers against Sacramento on Nov. 29.

Crawford missed 13 games in March and April because of injury.

The award sponsor, Kia, will donate a 2015 vehicle to a charity of Crawford's choice.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Sportsbook: Monday's Tip Sheet
Akins: Hoop Trends - Monday
Mejia: West leads Power Poll
SportsBoss: NBA SBPI Ratings - (11/20/14)
LeBron on Cavaliers' issues: "I stink"
Pelicans' Gordon sidelined with injury
Can 76ers coach Brown be judged?
Lakers' Xavier Henry injures Achilles
Taylor apologizes, won't appeal suspension
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
8-2 L4 Days, 9-4 L13 Guarantees
8-4 L12 G-Plays, +873 TY
17-7 Record This Season
7-4 L11, 10-6 L16 Selections
6-2 Last 8 Selections
3-0 L3, 11-5 L16 Guarantees
12-4 Last 16 NBA Streak
5-1 Guarantees This Year
8-2 L10 Picks, 13-5 L18 G-Plays
4-1 Record L5 Guarantees
8-3 Guaranteed Plays TY
7-3 Last 10 NBA Totals
14-5 L19 Guaranteed Plays
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks - Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Hornets
2014 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Nelson + 940
Stephen Nover + 873
Kyle Hunter + 628
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 530
Bruce Marshall + 438
Antony Dinero + 331
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Joe Nelson 71 %
Kyle Hunter 64 %
Stephen Nover 63 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 734
Joe Nelson + 665
Bill Marzano + 651
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 542
Bruce Marshall + 362
Joe Nelson + 295
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
The SportsBoss + 700
Bruce Marshall + 663
Bill Marzano + 360
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy NFL Perfect Lineup Contest