Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Will perennial runner-up James Harden finally bag the NBA MVP?

Will perennial runner-up James Harden finally bag the NBA MVP? Will perennial runner-up James Harden finally bag the NBA MVP?
Shannon Reynolds | 17 May, 2018, 15:07

James has won the MVP award four times.

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.

Wednesday night before tip-off of game two of the Western Conference Finals, the National Basketball Association announced the three finalists for the league's highest individual honor.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has officially been named a finalist for the NBA Most Valuable Player award, along with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis. He led the National Basketball Association in scoring, averaging 30.4 points per game along with 5.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.8 steals.

Davis and the Pelicans overcame a season-ending injury to sidekick DeMarcus Cousins to earn the 6th seed in the Western Conference.

US Senate overturns Restoring Internet Freedom Order
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Ozone-destroying emissions are on the rise and scientists don't know why
That loss of ozone, in turn, weakens our protection from UV radiation at the Earth's surface. The finding seems likely to prompt an global investigation into the mysterious source.

USA sanctions Hezbollah chief in joint action with Gulf allies
It was the second time the year-old TFTC came together to announce sanctions on groups they call threats to regional peace. Recall that Saudi Arabia and its allies recognized the "Hezbollah" terrorist organization in 2016.

Meanwhile, LeBron will be back on the floor with his Cavaliers teammates on Saturday for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena against the Boston Celtics, who lead the best-of-seven series 2-0.

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.

The finalists were based on voting results from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Here are the finalists for the other awardsk, to be announced June 25.

The three finalists for the individual awards were announced Wednesday.

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