• Harden, James, Davis finalists for NBA MVP award

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    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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