Boston Celtics: Awards2012
The first team consisted of Miami's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Orlando's Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, while the second team featured Minnesota's Kevin Love, the Clippers' Blake Griffin, the Lakers' Andrew Bynum, San Antonio's Tony Parker and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook.
Rondo shared third-team honors with New York's Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Miami's Dwyane Wade.
The All-NBA teams were chosen by a panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Panelists voted for All-NBA first, second and third teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
Rondo earned 142 points, including four first-team votes. Teammates Paul Pierce (31 points) and Kevin Garnett (22) also received votes.
Rondo, named to the All-Defensive second team on Wednesday, is the first Celtics player on the All-NBA teams since Pierce landed on the second team for the 2008-09 season. Kevin Garnett (first team) and Pierce (third team) were also All-NBA during the 2007-08 championship season.
The first team consistent of Miam's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, and Memphis' Tony Allen. Garnett and Rondo are joined on the second team by Chicago's Luol Deng, New York's Tyson Chandler, and Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant.
Rondo earned 29 points off nine first-tema and 11 second-tema votes; Garnett finished with 26 points on 8 first-team votes and 10 second-team votes.
The voting panel consisted of the NBA’s 30 head coaches, who were asked to select NBA All-Defensive first and second teams by position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players from their own team. Two points were awarded for a first-team vote and one point was awarded for a second-team vote.
Celtics second-year guard Avery Bradley finished with three points, including a first-team vote.
Rondo earned eight votes -- 2 fourth-place votes and 6 fifth-place votes -- for a total of 12 points. That put him one point behind Orlando's Dwight Howard, but ahead of names like Phoenix's Steve Nash (7), Miami's Dwyane Wade (6), Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (4) and Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (4).
LeBron James took home his third MVP trophy with 1,074 points. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (889) and the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (385) rounded out the top 3 spots.
Rondo earned those votes from a from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the
United States and Canada (as well as an NBA.com MVP fan vote).
Bradley earned 36 points behind 12 total votes (four votes in each category -- first, second and third place). Orlando's Ryan Anderson won the award at 260 points, while Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova (159 points) and Minnesota's Nikola Pekovic (104 points) rounded out the top 3.
A panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada voted for the award. Players were awarded 5 points for each first-place vote, 3 points for each second-place vote and 1 point for each third-place vote received.
Garnett earned 26 points with 2 first-place votes, 9 second-place votes, and 7 third-place votes. New York's Tyson Chandler won the award with 311 points (45 first-place votes), while Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka finished second at 294 points (41 first-place votes). Orlando's Dwight Howard (186 points) and Miami's LeBron James (112 points) joined Garnett in rounding out the top 5.
Celtics second-year guard Avery Bradley earned two third-place votes to finish tied for 14th place.
Garnett won the Defensive Player of the Year award during his first season in Boston in 2007-08. After moving to the center position in the second half of the year, Garnett played so well (atoning for early season struggles) that it seemed like he might garner more votes for Player of the Year (which makes it a bit surprising to see him slip to fifth and appearing on only 18 of the 121 ballots cast by sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada).
Celtics coach Doc Rivers finished fifth in the voting for Coach of the Year on Tuesday.
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