NBA: Hawks guard Jamal Crawford wins 6th man award
ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford has been named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Crawford won the award going away with 580 of a possible 610 points. Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks finished second with 220 points and Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers (126 points) finished third.
Crawford averaged 18 points a game in 31.1 minutes off the bench in his first season with Atlanta. He shot 44.9 percent from the field to help the Hawks win 53 games and earn the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Hawks are the fourth NBA team in nine years for the 30-year-old Crawford.