Houston Rockets: James Harden Finishes 5th in MVP Voting

By Phillip Pyle

Apr 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard

James Harden

(13) reacts after a play during the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced Tuesday morning that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been named the league’s MVP. It marks the first time in Durant’s career that he’s taken home the honors, edging out Miami Heat forward Lebron James.

James Harden finished 5th in the voting, behind Blake Griffin and Joakim Noah, who finished 3rd and 4th, respectively. Harden just missed out on becoming the 8th player in NBA history to average at least 25 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds for a season.

Here's how the voting broke down: pic.twitter.com/TAA5efyfHk

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