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Leslie wins defensive player of year for second time

Updated: September 19, 2008, 7:48 PM ET
Associated Press

Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie was named the defensive player of the year by the WNBA on Friday.

Leslie received 20 votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Tamika Catchings finished second with 16 points.

Leslie, who also won the award in 2004, will receive a trophy and $5,000.

Leslie led the WNBA in blocks with 97. She is the league's all-time leading rebounder and collected 209 defensive rebounds this season.

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