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Thunder’s Kevin Durant leads votes for NBA First Team honors

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OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma City Thunder’s MVP has been named to All-NBA First team.

Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named to the All-NBA First Team for the 2013-14 season, it was announced Wednesday afternoon by the NBA.

Durant, who earlier this year was named the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, was named to the All-NBA First Team for a fifth consecutive season.

The seventh-year forward was the lone unanimous selection, gathering all 125 First Team votes.

During this past season, he averaged an NBA-best 32.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.27 steals and 38.5 minutes in 81 games (all starts).

In the progress he joined Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor as the only players in NBA history to average at least 32 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Former Thunder sixth man of the year winner and current Houston Rockets guard James Harden was also named first team All NBA.

Harden is the first Rocket to make the first team since Hakeem Olajuwon did in the 1996-1997 season.

He finished fifth in the NBA in scoring, adding 6.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds a game.

Edmond native and former Oklahoma Sooner Blake Griffin made the second team.

It’s the third straight season the former Oklahoma Christian School star has made the second team.

Griffin, a four-time All-Star, started 80 games last season and averaged a team-high 24.1 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists.

The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.  The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.

Below are the results of the voting for the 2013-14 All-NBA Teams.  The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

 

2013-14 NBA ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

 

Position Player, Team 1st Team Votes Total Points
Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City 125 625
Forward LeBron James, Miami 124 623
Center Joakim Noah, Chicago 101 551
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers 86 540
Guard James Harden, Houston 73 502

 

2013-14 NBA ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

 

Position Player, Team 1st Team Votes Total Points
Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 5 350
Forward Kevin Love, Minnesota 2 237
Center Dwight Howard, Houston 9 226
Guard Stephen Curry, Golden State 65 489
Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio 14 210

 

2013-14 NBA ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

 

Position Player, Team 1st Team Votes Total Points
Forward Paul George, Indiana 4 171
Forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland 2 159
Center Al Jefferson, Charlotte 4 191
Guard Goran Dragic, Phoenix 1 115
Guard Damian Lillard, Portland 2 115