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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While not one of the three finalists spotlighted at the award show, Brad Stevens finished fourth in Coach of the Year balloting. Stevens totaled 96 points with help from seven first-place votes but finished behind Houston's Mike D'Antoni (400 points), Miami's Erik Spoelstra (153), and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich (115).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas finished fifth in the MVP voting. Thomas landed on 49 of 101 ballots and earned four third-place votes. Thomas finished behind only Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James. Thomas finished one spot ahead of Steph Curry, who won the award in 2015 and 2016.

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Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP. He joins Kevin Durant as the only Thunder players to win MVP. Westbrook won MVP with his team finishing 47-35, lowest winning percentage (.573) for an MVP's team since Moses Malone's Rockets had a .561 win pct in 1981-82.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The MVP voting results: Russell Westbrook won first-place votes rather easily over the competition.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double and had a record 42 triple-doubles this season. How can he possibly top this MVP season? "I don't know," Westbrook said. The OKC star said he just has to keep going and see where it takes him.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook on winning MVP: "Amazing. Something I could never imagine... standing next to this trophy, a true blessing. An unbelievable feeling."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green on being drafted 35th overall and working his way up to NBA champion and Defensive Player of the Year: "Just continue to work. Your draft position matters on one day... for me just being overlooked, I always had a chip on my shoulder. Being overlooked in the draft is more fuel."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook thanks the fans, especially the Oklahoma City fans. "You guys have been riding with me since Day One," said Westbrook, who has some of his teammates on stage with him. Westbrook then starts to cry as he gets choked up thanking his parents and family.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Silver announces that Russell Westbrook is the Most Valuable Player over James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. Westbrook averaged a triple-double and finished with 42 triple-doubles, breaking Oscar Robertson's single-season record of 41.

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Monty Williams wins an emotional and the first ever Sager Strong Award at the NBA Awards show for the courage he has displayed after his wife died following a car accident.

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Draymond Green is the first Warriors player to win Defensive Player of the Year. Green held opponents to 43.9% shooting at the rim, 2nd in the NBA among those who played at least 50 games, behind Rudy Gobert (43.8).

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green wins Defensive Player of the Year over the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gobert. Looks like wearing the shorts with green blazer worked.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant wins the fan vote for Best Playoff Moment for his clutch 3 in his Game 3 performance against Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State's Klay Thompson wins Performance of the Year award for scoring 60 in 29 minutes against Indiana this season.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

OKC's Russell Westbrook takes home his first award by winning Game Winner of the Year award as voted on by the fans.

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Mike D'Antoni is the 8th coach to win multiple NBA Coach of the Year awards. He previously won with the Suns in 2004-05.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston's Mike D'Antoni wins Coach of the Year over San Antonio's Gregg Popovich and Miami's Erik Spoelstra. "I never thought I would be in New York and have to thank the sports writers for winning Coach of the Year," D'Antoni cracked.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo wins the Most Improved Player award. The Greek Freak was the fifth player to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals since blocks and steals became official stats in 1973-74.

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Malcolm Brogdon is the first player to win Rookie of the Year despite not winning any Rookie of the Month awards (the award started in 1981-82). Eight different rookies won Rookie of the Month this year.

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Bill Russell, who is honored with the Lifetime Achievement award, counts all the great big men on the stage with him -- Shaq, Dikembe Mutombo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Alonzo Mourning and David Robinson -- and then tells them, "I would kick your ass" to applause.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte's Kemba Walker wins the NBA Sportsmanship Award. Walker is respected by many of his peers.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Miz didn't get a match with LaVar Ball on WWE Raw but he did get to kick a Big Baller Brand mannequin.

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Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is the 1st player who wasn't a first-round pick to win NBA Rookie of the Year in the common draft era (since 1966) (via Elias Sports Bureau).

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Pat Beverley wins the NBA Hustle Award as voted on by the fans in the social media awards.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State wins again as Draymond Green and Steph Curry take the Assist of the Year award as voted on by the fans.