Bulls’ Noah named to All-NBA first team

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 – The Oklahoma City
Thunder’s Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner
of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA
First Team Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all
125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the Miami Heat
garnered 124 First-Team votes.

Joining Durant and James on the First Team are Chris Paul of
the Los Angeles Clippers, James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Joakim
Noah of the Chicago Bulls. Harden and Noah captured First Team honors
for the first time in their careers. Paul is an All-NBA First Team
selection for the fourth time. Durant makes his fifth appearance on
the First Team, while James earned his eighth All-NBA First Team nod.

Durant averaged a career-best 32.0 points to go with 7.4
rebounds and 5.5 assists, also a career high. In capturing his fourth
scoring title, he joined Jordan (10), Chamberlain (seven), Gervin (four),
and Allen Iverson (four) as the only players in league annals to win at
least four scoring titles. He shot .503 from the field, .391 from
three-point range, and .873 from the free throw line, leading all players
in free throws made (703) and attempted (805). Durant authored two
50-point games, topped the 40-point mark on 14 occasions, and turned in 17
games with at least 30 points and 10 rebounds.

James shot a career-high 56.7 percent from the field this
season, marking the seventh consecutive season he has improved his field
goal percentage. He connected on 116 three-point field goals, the
second straight season he has made over 100 three-point field goals while
shooting at least 55 percent from the field. He posted his ninth
2000-point season, becoming only the fourth player in NBA history to
accomplish this feat, joining Karl Malone (12), Michael Jordan (11) and
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (9).

Noah, who appeared in 80 of Chicago’s 82 games, ranked sixth
in the NBA in rebounding (11.3 rpg), 12th in blocks (1.51 bpg) and added
1.24 steals He was one of just three players (Detroit’s Andre
Drummond and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis) to average at least 10.0 rebounds,
1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals. Behind Noah, the Bulls held opponents to a
.430 field goal percentage, second-stingiest in the league.

Paul led the NBA in assists (10.7 apg) and steals (2.48 spg),
while averaging 19.1 points and 4.3 rebounds as the Clippers won a
franchise-record 57 games. Paul became the seventh player in NBA
history to top the 6,000-assist plateau before the end of his ninth
season. He’s only the fourth player in NBA history to reach 6,000
assists before his 29th birthday, joining Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas and
John Stockton.

Harden 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).

The All-NBA Second Team consists of guards Tony Parker of the
San Antonio Spurs and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, forwards
Blake Griffin of the Clippers and Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves
and center Dwight Howard of the Rockets.

The All-NBA Third Team includes the Portland Trail Blazers’
Damian Lillard and the Phoenix Suns’ Goran Dragic at guard, the Indiana
Pacers’ Paul George and the Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge at forward and
the Charlotte Hornets’ Al Jefferson at center.

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 and Young LLP.

Attached are the results of this year’s voting:




Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Carmelo
Anthony, New York,86 (1 First Team vote); John Wall, Washington, 70; Tim
Duncan, San Antonio, 63 (1); DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 56; Anthony Davis, New
Orleans, 40 (1); Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 37 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma
City, 32 (1); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 29; DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers, 21;
Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 17; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 16 (2); DeMarcus Cousins,
Sacramento, 14 (1); Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 7; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 6; Mike
Conley, Memphis, 4; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 4; Zach Randolph, Memphis,
4; Joe Johnson, Brooklyn, 4; Lance Stephenson, Indiana, 3; Ty Lawson,
Denver, 2; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 1; Andre Drummond,
Detroit, 1; Monta Ellis, Dallas, 1; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 1.