Harden, James, Davis Finalists for NBA MVP Award

Harden has twice been a runner-up

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston’s James Harden, Cleveland’s LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA’s MVP award.

Harden, who led the league in scoring, has twice been a runner-up for the award, including last year when Russell Westbrook won. James has won the MVP award four times.

The three finalists for the individual awards were announced Wednesday. The winners will be announced on June 25 in Santa Monica, California during the NBA Awards show.

Davis was also a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, along with Utah’s Rudy Gobert and Philadelphia center Joel Embiid.

The other finalists:

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Donovan Mitchell, Utah
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia
Jayson Tatum, Boston

COACH OF THE YEAR

Dwane Casey, Toronto
Quin Snyder, Utah
Brad Stevens, Boston

SIXTH MAN

Eric Gordon, Houston
Fred VanVleet, Toronto
Lou Williams, Clippers

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

Clint Capela, Houston
Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn
Victor Oladipo, Indiana

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