OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook selected All-NBA

For the fourth straight season, Thunder forward Kevin Durant was selected to the All-NBA first team, while point guard teammate Russell Westbrook was selected to the second team for the third straight year.
BY JOHN ROHDE Published: May 23, 2013
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For the fourth straight season, Thunder forward Kevin Durant was selected to the All-NBA first team, while point guard teammate Russell Westbrook was selected to the second team for the third straight year.

Durant received 102 of a possible 119 first-team votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada who cover the NBA. Westbrook received 20 first-team votes.

Joining Durant on the first team are league Most Valuable Player LeBron James of Miami, who was the lone unanimous selection, plus Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and San Antonio center Tim Duncan.

This season, Durant joined Hall of Famer Larry Bird of Boston as the only NBA players in history to average better than 28.0 points while shooting at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line.

Joining Westbrook on the second team are former Oklahoma standout forward Blake Griffin of the Clippers, New York forward Carmelo Anthony, Memphis center Marc Gasol and San Antonio point guard Tony Parker.

Former Thunder sixth man James Harden, who was traded to Houston before last season, was selected to the third team and was joined by Lakers center Dwight Howard, Miami guard Dwyane Wade, Golden State forward David Lee and Indiana forward Paul George.

Durant recorded three triple-doubles this season and averaged 28.1 points (second in the NBA), 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 38.5 minutes.

Westbrook, who suffered a season-ending knee injury two games into the postseason, averaged 23.2 points (sixth), 7.4 assists (seventh) and 1.77 steals (ninth) and also led the Thunder with 23 double-doubles.



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