News

AP Source: Clippers’ Crawford is NBA’s top 6th man

AP Source: Clippers’ Crawford is NBA’s top 6th man

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, left, puts up a shot as Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala defends during the second half in Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 113-103. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo

GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers guard Jamal Crawford will be named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year for the second time in his career, a league official with knowledge of the award told The Associated Press.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league hasn’t announced the award.

Crawford was the Clippers’ third-leading scorer and the NBA’s top-scoring reserve with 18.6 points per game.

While starting just 24 of his 69 games this season, the veteran guard had his highest scoring average since the 2009-10 season with Atlanta, where he won his first Sixth Man award.

Crawford set a franchise record with 161 3-pointers this season and finished ninth in the NBA by making 86.6 percent of his free throws.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Sports

NHL & NBA Playoffs Scoreboard

Updated
bluesstars16125175257770

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS FINAL Dallas 3 St. Louis 2 In OT Nashville 3 San Jose 3 AP Photo/Eric Gay NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS FINAL Toronto…

8 hours ago in Sports

Stephen Curry unlikely to return for Warriors on Saturday

curry628991655369

Curry did some work on the court but has yet to scrimmage. Coach Steve Kerr said "probably not" when asked about Curry playing Saturday.

8 hours ago in Sports

Nyquist draws No. 13 post as early 3-1 Kentucky Derby fav

derby16126550513620

Trained by Doug O'Neill, Nyquist is undefeated in seven career races. The colt drew the No. 13 post on Wednesday.

12 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Oregon Trail,’ ‘Sonic’ join World Video Game Hall of Fame

videogamehall2016AP

Last year, "Super Mario Bros." and "Pong" were among the first inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 is just as strong.

10 hours ago in Sports

Convicted child molester Sandusky gets May 20 hearing

sandusky892389361495

Sandusky's lawyers will be able to try to prove their claims that prosecutors leaked secret material to find more victims, lied about whether they knew one victim's identity and withheld information that could have exonerated Sandusky.

Bellingham Traffic