BOSTON — Celtics forward Jeff Green finished second to Memphis' Mike Conley for this year's NBA Sportsmanship Award.
Conley received 77 first-place votes (out of a possible 334) and totaled 2,335 points. Green finished with a total of 1,971 points, which included 65 first-place votes.
The NBA will make a $10,000 donation on Conley's behalf to his charity of choice (St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, specifically for research pertaining to sickle cell anemia).
The award is voted upon by NBA players, with 11 points given for each first-place vote, nine points for each second-place vote, seven points for third, five points for fourth, three points for fifth and one point for each sixth-place vote.
There were six players nominated, one from each division.
By being named the Atlantic Division representative, the NBA will donate $5,000 on behalf of Green to his charity of choice, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.