Westbrook, Harden, Leonard the finalists for MVP

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Westbrook, Harden, Leonard the finalists for MVP
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The finalists for this year’s MVP award are Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard. 

The announcement was made Saturday (PHL time) during Inside the NBA, prior to game two of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.

NBA Awards Finalists:

Kia NBA Most Valuable Player
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Kia NBA Sixth Man Award
Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
Lou Williams, LA Lakers/Houston Rockets

Kia NBA Most Improved Player
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee Bucks
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Dario Saric, Philadelphia 76ers

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

NBA Coach of the Year
Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets
Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
Erik Spoelstra, Miami Heat

The winners of those awards will be announced in a special awards show on June 26 (June 27, PHL time).

The league will also announce the winners on that night of six fan-voted awards: Dunk of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Assists of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, and Top Performance of the Year. 

In addition, the NBA All-Rookie Team, NBA All-Defensive Team, NBA Basketball Executive of the Year, Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, NBA Sportsmanship Award, and the Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award will be handed out. 

The NBA already revealed the All-NBA Teams on Friday (PHL time). 

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