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KG, Pierce are All-NBA

Marc Spears has the press release: 

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett today was selected First Team All NBA. Teammate Paul Pierce was selected to the Third Team.

Garnett is joined on the top team by NBA Most Valuable Player Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers Bryant, Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets.

Garnett, winner of the 2007-08 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, led the Celtics with 9.2 rebounds per game to go along with averages of 18.8 points and 3.8 assists. In Garnett’s first season in Boston, the Celtics had the league’s best record (66-16) and enjoyed a 42-game turnaround from the previous season, the largest single-season turnaround in NBA history. This is Garnett’s fourth First Team selection.

The All-NBA Second Team consists of Phoenix’s Steve Nash and Utah’s Deron Williams at guard; San Antonio’s Tim Duncan and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki at forward; and Phoenix’s Amaré Stoudemire at center.

The All-NBA Third Team includes San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili and Houston’s Tracy McGrady at guard; Utah’s Carlos Boozer and Boston’s Paul Pierce at forwards; and Houston’s Yao Ming at center.

Perhaps surprisingly, Kobe was the only unanimous selection.  KG got 118 out of 127 first team votes.  Pierce earned 2 first team votes.


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