Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

NBA Awards: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden Among Finalists

See highlights of 2018 NBA MVP finalists James Harden Le Bron James Anthony Davis See highlights of 2018 NBA MVP finalists James Harden Le Bron James Anthony Davis
Lucia Summers | 17 May, 2018, 16:21

The NBA has announced James Harden, LeBron James and Anthony Davis as the finalists for this year's MVP award.

Houston star James Harden cooks up another incredible season, but Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orlean's Anthony Davis look poised to challenge his MVP bid.

The awards will be voted by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, while fans will get to vote for several awards as well.

However, James is also a likely candidate as despite the Cleveland Cavaliers finishing the regular season as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Akron native enjoyed one of his finest individual seasons.

A four-time victor of the award, James finished the regular season with averages of 27.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game.

World Health Organization says Ebola outbreak has spread to DR Congo city
The vaccine requires storage at a temperature between -60 and -80 degrees C, tricky in a country with unreliable electricity. Authorities said they were tracing all air, river, and road routes in and out of the city to find the source of the virus.

Harden was the betting favorite to win the MVP in the final weeks of the season and has been a finalist for MVP in two out of the last three seasons. Harden and James are now playing in their conference finals.

Ben Simmons has been shortlisted for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, along with Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Boston sensation Jayson Tatum.

Joel Embiid, Rudy Gobert and Davis have been named as the three men competing for the Defensive Player of the Year award.

The NBA released the list of nominees for its year-end awards, which will be given out on Monday, June 25 in the second annual televised awards show on TNT.

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