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Brooks is NBA's most improved player

Updated: April 23, 2010, 10:37 AM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Aaron Brooks likes proving doubters wrong, and he did it this season, even though the Houston Rockets could not.

The speedy, 6-foot point guard was named the NBA's Most Improved Player on Thursday, after setting career highs in points (19.6 per game), assists (5.3) and rebounds (2.6). His scoring average went up 8.4 points from 2008-09, the highest increase of any qualifying player.

The Rockets finished 42-40 and missed the playoffs, an expected outcome after Yao ...

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