Obviously the All-Defensive team voting was finished before the playoffs which turns some of the results into a bit of comedy.
The NBA All-Defensive first and second teams were announced on Monday afternoon with Paul George earning second team honors as the only representative from the league's best defense.
The teams are voted on by the coaches unlike the Defensive Player of the Year award which the media selects. That explains how Marc Gasol, the current DPOY was chosen as the second team center. Great, you think. That mus mean Roy Hibbert is the first team center. Yeah, right.
In a timely bit of comedy, Tyson Chandler and Joakim Noah tied for first team center with Hibbert just receiving a handful of votes, including two first place votes. But those are regular season awards, so fortunately Hibbert is far out-playing Chandler in their current matchup in the playoffs which is the only things that matters now.
Here are the results which also have George Hill and David West receiving at least one vote.
LeBron James, Miami -- 25 first -- 3 second -- 52 points
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City -- 17 -- 12 -- 46
Tyson Chandler, New York -- 9 -- 6 -- 24
Joakim Noah, Chicago -- 8 -- 8 -- 24
Tony Allen, Memphis -- 25 -- 3 -- 53
Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers -- 15 -- 7 -- 37
Tim Duncan, San Antonio -- 3 -- 14 -- 20
Paul George, Indiana -- 7 -- 13 -- 27
Marc Gasol, Memphis -- 5 -- 2 -- 12
Avery Bradley, Boston -- 10 -- 5 -- 25
Mike Conley, Memphis -- 4 -- 11 -- 19
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Andre Iguodala, Denver, 16 (2); Larry Sanders, Milwaukee, 16 (4); Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City, 15 (2); Luol Deng, Chicago, 11 (1); Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers, 9 (3); Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 6 (1); Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 6 (2); Kenneth Faried, Denver, 4 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 4 (1); Shane Battier, Miami, 2; Nicolas Batum, Portland, 2 (1); Corey Brewer, Denver, 2; George Hill, Indiana, 2; Mike James, Dallas, 2 (1); Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 2, (1); Tony Parker, San Antonio, 2 (1); Dwyane Wade, Miami, 2; Metta World Peace, L.A. Lakers, 2 (1); Eric Bledsoe, L.A. Clippers, 1; Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 1; Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia, 1; Andrei Kirilenko, Minnesota, 1; Iman Shumpert, New York, 1; David West, Indiana, 1.
Check out the links:
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The Pacers' near-perfect defensive performance - SBNation.com
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Carmelo Anthony to address Tyson Chandler about comments Knicks were selfish in Game 3 - NY Daily News
LeBron James, Tony Allen and Serge Ibaka lead All-Defense teams - CBSSports.com
Chandler criticizes Knicks' offense; Melo plans to talk to him - CBSSports.com
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Knicks scramble to find answer to offensive woes - USA Today
Knicks-Pacers: Not a throwback game; it's a throwaway game - CBSSports.com
New York Knicks at make-or-break moment after losing miserable Game 3 vs. Indiana Pacers to trail series 2-1 - NYPOST.com
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Who are you guys, and what have you done with the New York Knicks? - Posting and Toasting
Post-Practice Notes: Kenyon Martin's sick now, too. - Posting and Toasting
J.R. Smith misses Knicks shootaround with illness, listed as questionable for Game 3 vs. Pacers | New York Daily News
Hibbert done apologizing for ‘O’ woes - NYPOST.com
How do the Knicks rebound from this? | ProBasketballTalk
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