Cavs' Thompson finishes top five in sixth man voting

April 20, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers' forward Tristan Thompson has become a key cog in the team's rotation.

His role was recognized with a number of second and third place votes for the NBA Sixth Man Award.

Thompson received a total off 33 points in the voting with six second place (three points each) and 15 third place (1 point each) votes to come in fifth overall.

The Toronto Raptors' Lou Williams won the award, followed by Isaiah Thomas, Jamal Crawford and Andre Iguodala.

Thompson started 15 games this season before moving into a bench role. He averaged 8.5 points and 8 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game.

In his playoff debut Sunday against the Celtics, Thompson scored 12 points and grabbed 6 boards in 26 minutes.