Harden and Howard Named All-NBA

by Chad Shanks

Rockets guard James Harden was named to the All-NBA First Team and center Dwight Howard was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the 2013-14 season. This is the first time two Rockets players have been named to an All-NBA squad since Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady both made the All-NBA Third Team in 2007-08. James Harden is also the first Rockets player named to the All-NBA First team since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1996-97.

Harden captured All-NBA First Team honors for the first time in his career. He finished fifth in the NBA in scoring (25.4 ppg), and added 6.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds. He was one of only two players (LeBron James) to average at least 25.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds. He finished second in the NBA in free throws made (576), topped the 30-point mark in 24 games and registered two 40-plus outings. Harden also ranked fifth in the NBA in minutes (38.0 mpg).

For the first time this season, complete media voting results for each NBA annual award will be posted on nba.com/official following the announcement of each winner. 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, with First Team votes in parentheses. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

2013-14 All-NBA First Team:

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

2013-14 All-NBA Second Team

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) 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 All-NBA Third Team

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) 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

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