Crawford named NBA's sixth man

Agence France-Presse

ATLANTA-- Atlanta Hawks guard Jamal Crawford has been named the NBA's top sixth man, given to the player who performs best for his team while coming off the bench.

Crawford easily won the award, earning 580 of a possible 610 points, including 110 out of 122 first-place votes. Jason Terry of the Dallas Mavericks finished second in voting which is done by a select group of North American sportswriters.

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 take the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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