Duncan, Ginobili fell short to All-Defensive team


After being named to the All-Defensive team in each of his first 13-seasons, Tim Duncan fell short this time.

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, headlines the NBA All-Defensive First Team. He totaled 56 points overall, including 27 First Team votes.

Howard earned the 2010-11 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, becoming the first player to win the award three straight seasons.

Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant each earned All-Defensive First Team honors for the ninth time in their career, tying Michael Jordan and Gary Payton for the most in NBA history.

Averaging just 28.4 minutes per game, Duncan had a career-low in scoring (13.4 ppg) and rebounding (8.9 rpg).

However, despite his drop in offensive production, Duncan averaged 1.9 blocks in 76 regular season games. It was his highest since the 2007-08 season.

After making to the All-Defensive team in each of his first 13-seasons, Tim Duncan did not make it this time. He had a total of 11 points including three first place votes.

Manu Ginobili also got some recognition, receiving one first place vote for a 2 point total.

Here are is the NBA’s official tally:

2010-11 NBA All-Defensive First Team

Position

Player, Team

First-team points

Second-team points

Total points

Center

Dwight Howard, Magic

27

2

56

Guard

Rajon Rondo, Celtics

16

7

39

Forward

LeBron James, Heat

17

4

38

Guard

Kobe Bryant, Lakers

13

7

33

Forward

Kevin Garnett, Celtics

15

3

33

2010-11 NBA All-Defensive Second Team

Position

Player, Team

First-team points

Second-team points

Total points

Guard

Tony Allen, Grizzlies

7

9

23

Guard

Chris Paul, Hornets

6

6

18

Center

Tyson Chandler, Mavericks

3

11

17

Forward

Andre Iguodala, 76ers

5

5

15

Forward/Center

Joakim Noah, Bulls

3

9

15

Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): Derrick Rose, Chicago, 14 (4); Dwyane Wade, Miami, 13 (3); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 13 (4); Gerald Wallace, Portland, 11 (1); Grant Hill, Phoenix 11 (4); Luol Deng, Chicago 11 (4); Chuck Hayes, Houston, 10 (2); Al Horford, Atlanta 7 (3); Josh Smith, Atlanta, 7 (1); Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers, 7 (1); Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 6 (1); Shane Battier, Memphis 5 (2); Thabo Sefolosha, Oklahoma City, 5; Wesley Matthews, Portland 4 (2), Kendrick Perkins, Oklahoma City, 3; Nicolas Batum, Portland, 3; (1); Joe Johnson, Atlanta; 2 (1); Keith Bogans, Chicago 2 (1); Kyle Lowry, Houston, 2; Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, 2; Luc Mbah a Moute, Milwaukee, 2; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 1; Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers 1; Arron Afflalo, Denver, 1; Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 1; Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta 1; Nene, Denver, 1; Ronnie Brewer, Chicago, 1; Shawn Marion, Dallas, 1; Tayshaun Prince, Detroit, 1.

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5 thoughts on “Duncan, Ginobili fell short to All-Defensive team

  1. Pingback: Duncan, Ginobili fell short to All-Defensive team « Spurs World … | | The Spurs StoreThe Spurs Store

  2. Garnet on the first team to me is questionable, Chandler should be there and Duncan should be at least in the 2nd team 1.9 blocks in 28 minutes? C’mon NBA!

  3. Yeah it’s disappointing that Duncan didn’t get the nod. But this only shows one thing, the Spurs defense is not what it used to be and coaches around the league notices it.

    Hopefully we’ll get better in that area next season.

    Thanks for the comments and reads.

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