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Memphis' Gasol wins NBA defensive player honors

Updated: April 24, 2013, 5:35 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Grizzlies center Marc Gasol insists he isn't being charitable when credits his teammates for winning his first NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. Playing great defense is just what they do in Memphis.

He said Wednesday that he believes the entire team has been recognized for how the Grizzlies play defense, crediting guards Tony Allen and Mike Conley for having a big share of the award with him.

"It's a team game, and there's no way around it. That's how we play ...

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