LOS ANGELES -- Clippers guard Jamal Crawford will be named the NBAs Sixth Man of the Year for the second time in his career, a league official with knowledge of the award said. Patrick Robinson Saints Jersey . The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league hasnt announced the award. Crawford was the Clippers third-leading scorer and the NBAs top-scoring reserve with 18.6 points per game. He added 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game for the two-time Pacific Division champions. "Hes deserving of it," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "I dont know that theres a more lethal weapon in the league that you could bring off the bench." While starting just 24 of his 69 games this season, the shifty veteran guard had his highest scoring average since the 2009-10 season with Atlanta, where he won his first Sixth Man award. Crawford is the Clippers top perimeter threat, setting a franchise record with 161 3-pointers while making at least one 3-pointer in 63 games. The 6-foot-5 guard also finished ninth in the NBA by making 86.6 per cent of his free throws. Rivers believes Crawford will win the award for his all-around game, not just his shooting acumen. "Hes done this in the past, over the past couple years, where hes been so good offensively," Rivers said. "But I actually think he won it because I think voters saw him doing other things for the team -- playing defence, running the team at the point guard position when Chris Paul was out at times. Hes been the perfect utility player for a team. Hes been awesome." The 34-year-old Crawford has spent 14 NBA seasons with six teams, including lengthy stints with the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks. Although he once scored 52 points in a game and averaged more than 20 points per game during a season in New York, Crawford has carved out a career as a dependable rotation member with the Clippers for the last two years, delivering steady bench scoring and veteran leadership. Crawford likely would have received the award Tuesday night before the Clippers fifth playoff game against the Golden State Warriors, but the trouble surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling prevented it. Los Angeles leads the series 3-2 heading into Game 6 in Oakland on Thursday night. The Clippers are one win away from just their third playoff series victory in 33 years. Crawford is the fourth player to win the Sixth Man award twice in his career, joining Kevin McHale, Ricky Pierce and Detlef Schrempf. Crawford is the first to win it with two different teams. Kurt Coleman Jersey . The Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees 3-1 Tuesday night, their seventh defeat in 10 games. 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Johnson knocked down 6-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc in a 20-point performance, while Graham went 4-of-6 en route to 19 points to help the Rams avenge their loss to the Hawks in last years A-10 Championship Game. As a team VCU (13-3, 3-0 A-10) made good on 12-of-23 3-pointers to extend its current win streak to eight games. DeAndre Bembry finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for Saint Josephs (6-8, 0-3). Aaron Brown added 14 points and Isaiah Miles had 12 in the loss, the Hawks fourth straight. I believe the game is always numerical. And here is the number: We had 20 turnovers, said Hawks head coach Phil Martelli. They (VCU) were better. They were better in preparation. They were better in all five spots. VCU was on the mark from the perimeter right from the outset, burying three consecutive treys as part of an 11-2 game-opening run. A 3-pointer from Johnson near the midway stage of the first half extended the lead to 20-10, though Saint Josephs countered with an 11-2 spurt sparked by Miles and Chris Wilson. The Rams then ripped off the next 10 points, with Doug Brooks triple and TTerry Larriers 3-point play igniting the surge, to claim a 32-21 advantage with five minutes left in the half. Cameron Meredith Saints Jersey. Graham and Johnson closed out the period with two more threes in the final minute to put VCU up 46-30 at the break, capping a first half in which the Rams hit on 8-of-14 tries from long distance. VCU continued to pad its margin after the intermission on the strength of its outside shooting, as back-to-back 3-pointers from Johnson increased the lead to 57-33 early in the second half. If hes knocking down shots, (our opponents) have to pick their poison, said Graham of Johnson. The Rams were ahead by as many as 27 points and were up 80-56 with seven minutes left before Bembry made two threes to lead the Hawks on a 10-0 run. Game Notes The win was the 150th for VCU head coach Shaka Smart, making him only one of six Division I coaches to reach the milestone in their first six seasons ... Rams guard Briante Weber recorded five steals to move into sole possession of fourth place in DI history in that category (358) ... The Rams have trailed for a total of only 36 seconds during their eight-game streak ... Saint Josephs 0-3 start in A-10 play is the programs worst since it dropped the first eight games of the 2010-11 season. Cheap Capitals JerseysCheap Blackhawks JerseysCheap Avalanche JerseysCheap Stars JerseysCheap Wild JerseysCheap Predators JerseysCheap Blues JerseysCheap Jets JerseysCheap Ducks JerseysCheap Coyotes JerseysWholesale Flames JerseysCheap Golden Knights JerseysCheap Oilers JerseysCheap Kings JerseysCheap Sharks JerseysCheap Canucks Jerseys ' ' '