Serge Ibaka Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 2, 2014 – Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the 2013-14 season, the NBA announced earlier today.

 

Ibaka joins Chris Paul as the only players to receive First Team All-Defensive honors in each of the last three seasons.

 

During the 2013-14 season, Ibaka led the NBA in total blocked shots for a fourth consecutive season, joining Dikembe Mutombo as the only players in league history to accomplish such a feat.

 

Ibaka appeared in 81 games for Oklahoma City this past season as the Thunder held the opposition to the third lowest field goal percentage in the NBA (.436).

 

The voting panel consisted of 123 writers and broadcasters from the U.S. and Canada. Two points were awarded for a First Team vote and one point was awarded for a Second Team vote. 

 

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

 

2013-14 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

 

Position

Player, Team

1st Team Votes (2 pts)

2nd Team Votes (1 pt)

Total Points

Forward

Paul George, Indiana

65

31

161

Forward

Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City

54

44

152

Grd/Fwd

Andre Iguodala, Golden State

57

34

148

Center

Joakim Noah, Chicago

105

13

223

Guard

Chris Paul, LA Clippers

64

28

156

 

2013-14 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM

 

Position

Player, Team

1st Team Votes (2 pts)

2nd Team Votes (1 pt)

Total Points

Guard

Patrick Beverley, Houston

44

24

112

Guard

Jimmy Butler, Chicago

29

45

103

Center

Roy Hibbert, Indiana

15

46

76

Forward

LeBron James, Miami

57

20

134

Forward

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio

16

57

89