Posted May 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Oklahoma City's James Harden is the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year after leading all bench players in scoring this season. Harden averaged 16.8 points on career-best 49 percent shooting this season, and he recorded his first career 40-point game last month in a win at Phoenix. The bearded combo guard also became known in the final week of the regular season when he sustained a concussion while taking an elbow from the Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace. He recovered in time to return for the playoffs and was the star of the Thunder's fourth-quarter comeback to beat Dallas in the clinching Game 4 of their opening round sweep.
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