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Clippers’ Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis named finalists for Sixth Man of the Year award


Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams, power forward Montrezl Harrell, and Indiana Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis have been named finalists for the 2019 Sixth Man of the Year award.

Williams won the award last season and, barring something unforeseen, will likely win it again this season.

Williams has won Sixth Man of the Year two times in his career. He averaged 20.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game this season for the Clippers while shooting 42.5 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 87.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Harrell had a great season for the Clippers as well. He put up 16.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists and shot 61.5 percent from the floor. Williams and Harrell are the two main reasons the Clippers made the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference. LA lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games.

For the Pacers, Sabonis averaged 14.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists. He shot 59.0 percent from the field, 52.9 percent from the 3-point line and 71.5 percent from the charity stripe. The Pacers won 48 games during the regular season, but got swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

Harrell and Sabonis had great seasons, but it would shock everyone in the league if Williams didn’t win the Sixth Man of the Year award. He’s a walking bucket who has perfected his craft of scoring off the bench.