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Complete List of the 2018 NBA Awards Winners

Screen capture courtesy of the NBA/YouTube

Screen capture courtesy of the NBA/YouTube

The second annual 2018 NBA Awards aired live on TNT from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif. featuring the traditional season-ending awards plus new categories, all determined exclusively by fan voting.

NBA Most Valuable Player
Winner: James Harden, Houston Rockets
Runners-up
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Rookie of the Year
Winner: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Runners-up
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

NBA Sixth Man Award
Winner: Lou Williams, LA Clippers
Runners-up
Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors

NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Winner: Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Runners-up
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Most Improved Player 
Winner: Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
Runners-up
Clint Capela, Houston Rockets
Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets

NBA Coach of the Year
Winner: Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
Runners-up
Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

NBA Basketball Executive of the Year
Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets | Voting Totals (PDF)

NBA Sportsmanship Award
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets | Voting Totals (PDF)

Sager Strong Award
Dikembe Mutombo

Lifetime Achievement Award
Oscar Robertson

Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award
Jamal Crawford, Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA Cares Community Assist Award
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

Play of the Year
Clutch Shot of the Year — Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James
Dunk of the Year — Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo
Assist of the Year — Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James
Block of the Year — New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis
Handler of the Year — Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving

Clutch Shot of the Year
Winner: Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James
Runners-up
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins
Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard
Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier
Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker

Dunk of the Year
Winner: Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo
Runners-up
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James
Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan
Los Angeles Lakers’ Larry Nance
Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell

Block of the Year
Winner: New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis
Runners-up
New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo
Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo
Phoenix Suns’ Marquese Chriss

Assist of the Year
Winner: Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James
Runners-up
San Antonio Spurs’ Kyle Anderson
LA Clippers’ Milos Teodosic
Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo
Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons

Handle of the Year
Winner: Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving
Runners-up
Houston Rockets’ James Harden
Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker
Phoenix Suns’ Josh Jackson
Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul

Best Style
Winner: Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook
Runners-up
Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James
Houston Rockets’ James Harden
Golden State Warriors’ Nick Young

Hustle Award
Amir Johnson, Philadelphia 76ers

All-NBA First Team
Anthony Davis, Pelicans
Kevin Durant, Warriors
James Harden, Rockets
LeBron James, Cavaliers
Damian Lillard, Blazers

NBA All-Rookie Team
Kyle Kuzma, Lakers
Lauri Markkanen, Bulls
Donovan Mitchell, Jazz
Ben Simmons, 76ers
Jayson Tatum, Celtics

NBA All-Defensive Team
Rudy Gobert, Jazz
Anthony Davis, Pelicans
Victor Oladipo, Pacers
Jrue Holiday, Pelicans
Robert Covington, 76ers

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