Sport Lou Williams named finalist for NBA Sixth Man Award

06:55  17 may  2018
06:55  17 may  2018 Source:   foxsports.com

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Rockets guards Eric Gordon and Lou Williams were named finalists for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award on Friday. Andre Iguodala of the Warriors was the other finalist for the award . Gordon set the NBA record for most 3-pointers made off the bench, hitting 206 of his career-high 246

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  Lou Williams named finalist for NBA Sixth Man Award © USA TODAY Sports

Clippers guard Lou Williams was named one of the three finalist for the NBA Sixth Man award Wednesday.

Williams, who led the Clips in both scoring (22.6 PPG) and assists (5.3 APG), averaged 32 minutes coming off the bench for Doc Rivers this past season.

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This is the first time in his 13-year career Williams has averaged more than 30 minutes per game and 20 points per game.

Williams will be pitted against the Houston RocketsEric Gordon and Toronto RaptorsFred VanVleet for the opportunity to claim his second Sixth Man award after taking home the honor in 2015 as a member of the Raptors.

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Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA 's Sixth Man Award as the league's best reserve player after he averaged a career-high 15.5 points in his 10th NBA season, helping Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games.

The finalists for the 2016-17 KIA NBA Sixth Man Award are… The 3-point-happy style also served Lou Williams well, as he made an instant impact after coming over from the Lakers , for whom he was playing very well early in the season.

The winner of the award will be announced during the 2018 NBA Awards presented by Kia on Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. on TNT. The second annual NBA Awards will take place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

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