Harden joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 30 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and 1.7 steals.
The Pelicans ended the year with a 48-34 record and swept the Portland Trail Blazers to advance to the Western Conference semifinals before falling to the Golden State Warriors, who went on to win their second consecutive National Basketball Association title.
Harden is the second player in league history to win the Sixth Man of the Year and MVP at some point in his career, joining Bill Walton.
Davis was also a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year - which was won by Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert - but the Pelicans forward was the only player to be named as a finalist for two of the major awards handed out Monday night.
- Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Harden is averaging 10 assists per game.
World Cup Group H match report Japan v Senegal 24 June 2018
Surprisingly, Senegal has never lost a group game at the World Cup and will be looking to keep that record intact against Japan . Senegal , their second opponent, are tied atop Group H with Japan .
"But it seems that what we have today is a system where you don't want players to say anything at all".
He led the league in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games with four while helping the Rockets to an NBA-leading 65 wins. Gobert, who turns 26 on Tuesday, missed 26 games during the regular season with multiple injuries, but still anchored a Jazz defense that posted the second-best defensive rating (101.6) in the National Basketball Association last season. Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams bested Gordon, and Capela was edged by Pacers all-star Victor Oladipo.
Dwane Casey was chosen Coach of the Year for his work with the Toronto Raptors, who fired him last month.
"Can't look in the rear view mirror", Casey said backstage. Many felt Harden should have won both years, but last year's was especially questionable considering how a triple-double narrative overshadowed Harden's individual and team success. He was hired as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Stan Van Gundy.
Oscar Robertson was presented with the NBA's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.