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Lou Williams Wins Sixth Man of the Year

The NBA announced Monday that Toronto Raptors shooting guard Lou Williams is the 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year, beating out Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas for the award.

Williams received 78 first-place votes and racked up 502 total points, compared to 33 first-place votes for Thomas and 324 total points. Jamal Crawford, Andre Iguodala and Tristan Thompson finished third, fourth and fifth in the voting, respectively. Chicago Bulls rookie Nikola Mirotic finished in sixth.

Williams had one of the most productive seasons of his career in his first year in Toronto. He averaged a career-high 15.5 points on the year, and while he shot just 40.4 percent from the field, his true shooting percentage was a solid 56.4 percent, the second-best mark of his career. He helped make up for his poor overall shooting percentage by shooting a lot of threes and getting to the line nearly five times per game.

Thomas had a more prolific season statistically, although he was likely docked points for getting traded in-season. Between the Celtics and Phoenix Suns, the diminutive guard averaged 16.4 points and 4.2 assists on the year. After coming over to Boston, he averaged 19.0 points and 5.4 assists as he helped lead the Celtics on a run to the postseason.

Here are the full voting results:


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