Monday, April 21, 2008

Jet third in voting for Sixth Man

Jason Terry placed third in voting for the NBA Sixth Man Award, the league announced today. Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs won the honor as the league’s best player in a reserve role for the 2007-08 season.

Ginobili received 615 out of a possible 620 points, including 123 of a possible 124 first-place votes, from a panel of 124 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Leandro Barbosa of the Phoenix Suns finished second with 283 points and Terry of the Dallas Mavericks finished third with 44 points.

In order to be eligible for this award, players had to have come off the bench in more games than they started. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

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