The Toronto Raptors’ Lou Williams, who averaged a career-high 15.5 points this season and helped Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games, is the winner of the 2014-15 Kia NBA Sixth Man Award as the league’s best player in a reserve role, the NBA announced today. The 6-1 guard becomes the first Raptors player to earn the honor.

Williams, in his 10th NBA season and first with the Raptors, amassed 78 first-place votes and 502 total points from a panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics finished second with 324 points (33 first-place votes), and two-time winner Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers was third with 131 points (eight first-place votes).Via NBA

 

2014-15 KIA NBA SIXTH MAN AWARD VOTING

 

Player                      Team               1st Place (5 pts)  2nd Place (3 Pts)    3rd Place (1 Pt)   Total Points
Lou Williams           Toronto                    78                       34                          10                    502
Isaiah Thomas          Boston                      33                       46                          21                    324
Jamal Crawford        L.A. Clippers            8                         18                          37                    131
Andre Iguodala         Golden State             7                         16                          17                    100
Tristan Thompson     Cleveland                 --                         6                            15                    33
Nikola Mirotic          Chicago                    1                         4                            7                      24
Marreese Speights     Golden State             1                         2                            9                      20
Corey Brewer           Houston                    1                         1                            4                      12
Manu Ginobili          San Antonio              --                         3                            3                      12
Taj Gibson                Chicago                    1                         --                            3                      8
Aaron Brooks           Chicago                    --                         --                            1                      1
Chris Kaman             Portland                    --                         --                            1                      1
Anthony Morrow      Oklahoma City         --                         --                            1                      1
Dennis Schröder       Atlanta                      --                         --                            1                      1