Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Named to All-NBA Teams

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 24, 2012 – Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named to the All-NBA First Team and guard Russell Westbrook was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the 2011-12 season, it was announced earlier today by the NBA.

Durant was named to the All-NBA First Team for a third consecutive season after becoming just the seventh player in NBA history to capture three consecutive scoring crowns. During the 2011-12 season, Durant led the Thunder with 18 doubles-doubles and on Feb. 19 vs. Denver, he recorded a career-best 51 points.

During the 2011-12 season, Durant received NBA Player of the Month honors in February and March. The fifth-year forward from the University of Texas received 117 first place votes and finished second in All-NBA Team voting after tallying 591 votes.

Russell Westbrook received All-NBA Second Team honors for a second straight season after securing five first place votes and 239 total points.

Westbrook currently maintains the longest active games played streak in the NBA (312 games) and registered the fifth highest scoring average in the NBA (23.6 ppg) while leading the Thunder in assists (5.5 apg) during the 2011-12 season.

This past season, Durant and Westbrook became the highest scoring duo in franchise history combining for a total of 51.6 points per game.

The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 120 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 2011-12 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

 

 

2011-12 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

 

Position                                         Player, Team (1st Team Votes)                                                    Points

Forward                                          LeBron James, Miami (118)                                                          596

Forward                                          Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (117)                                             591

Center                                             Dwight Howard, Orlando (75)                                                      476

Guard                                             Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (104)                                                     568

Guard                                             Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (74)                                                       484

 

2011-12 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

 

Position                                         Player, Team (1st Team Votes)                                                    Points

Forward                                          Kevin Love, Minnesota (16)                                                         365

Forward                                          Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers                                                           170

Center                                             Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers (33)                                                  400

Guard                                             Tony Parker, San Antonio (41)                                                    367

Guard                                             Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (5)                                       239

 

2011-12 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

 

Position                                         Player, Team (1st Team Votes)                                                    Points

Forward                                          Carmelo Anthony, New York (1)                                                  154

Forward                                          Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas                                                                     136

Center                                            Tyson Chandler, New York (4)                                                     60

Guard                                            Dwyane Wade, Miami (1)                                                              235

Guard                                            Rajon Rondo, Boston (4)                                                             142