Crawford gets vote for Sixth Man
Smith received 72 out of a possible 121 first-place votes while finishing with 484 points overall to comfortably edge Los Angeles Clippers' Jamal Crawford (31 first-place votes; 352 total points).
Two things jump out from the Boston perspective: 1) After a subpar regular season, former Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry did not land on a single ballot among the 121 sportswriters and broadcasters who were asked to pick their top three choices. 2) Jordan Crawford, Boston's deadline acquisition, earned a single first-place vote and finished seventh overall in the balloting. Was it a mistake ballot for Jamal Crawford?
A Celtics player hasn't won the award since Kevin McHale (2) and Bill Walton combined to win it three straight years from 1984-1986.
Read on for a glance at the full balloting and past winners:
1982-83 Bobby Jones, Philadelphia 76ers
1983-84 Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
1984-85 Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
1985-86 Bill Walton, Boston Celtics
1986-87 Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
1987-88 Roy Tarpley, Dallas Mavericks
1988-89 Eddie Johnson, Phoenix Suns
1989-90 Ricky Pierce, Milwaukee Bucks
1990-91 Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
1991-92 Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
1992-93 Clifford Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers
1993-94 Dell Curry, Charlotte Hornets
1994-95 Anthony Mason, New York Knicks
1995-96 Toni Kukoc, Chicago Bulls
1996-97 John Starks, New York Knicks
1997-98 Danny Manning, Phoenix Suns
1998-99 Darrell Armstrong, Orlando Magic
1999-00 Rodney Rogers, Phoenix Suns
2000-01 Aaron McKie, Philadelphia 76ers
2001-02 Corliss Williamson, Detroit Pistons
2002-03 Bobby Jackson, Sacramento Kings
2003-04 Antawn Jamison, Dallas Mavericks
2004-05 Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
2005-06 Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies
2006-07 Leandro Barbosa, Phoenix Suns
2007-08 Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
2008-09 Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks
2009-10 Jamal Crawford, Atlanta Hawks
2010-11 Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers
2011-12 James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder
2012-13 J.R. Smith, New York Knicks
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