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LeBron James finishes third in MVP voting

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LeBron James receives five first-place votes for MVP.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James received five first-place votes for MVP and finished third overall in MVP voting. Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry won the MVP with 100 out of 130 possible first-place votes, while Houston Rockets guard James Harden finished second and received 25 first-place votes. Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook finished fourth in the voting, with New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis finished fifth and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul finished sixth. Here at the full results via Lang Whitaker of nba.com:

Per Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, LeBron said that Curry's MVP was "well-deserved".

LeBron has won the MVP four times in his career, twice with the Cavaliers and twice with the Miami Heat. This season, he averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and six rebounds per game. James played in 69 games - his lowest total outside of the 2011-12 lockout-shortend season - while the Cavaliers won 53 games and finished second in the Eastern Conference.