Russell Westbrook took home the MVP award at this year's first annual NBA Awards. James Harden was the runner-up and Kawhi Leonard finished third.
The Celtics All-Star point guard finished just behind LeBron James, topping NBA champs Stephen Curry (6th) and Kevin Durant, who finished tenth.
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Thomas put together one of the greatest seasons in Celtics history. For the league's most-storied franchise, Thomas averaged 28.9 points, one point shy of Larry Bird's record for most points per game in a single season (29.9).
He also broke Antoine Walker's record for most three-pointers made (222) by hitting 245 3's this season and scored 30-plus points in 31 games, including a 52-point performance against the Heat.
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