NBA All-Defensive Team: Orlando’s Dwight Howard Leads the Way

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, winner of the last three Defensive Player of the Year Awards, headlines the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Howard totaled 56 points, including 27 First Team votes.

Also selected to the All-Defensive First Team are guard Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics (39 points), forward LeBron James of the Miami Heat (38 points), forward Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics (33 points), and guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (33 points). Garnett and Bryant each earn All-Defensive First Team honors for the ninth time, tying Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Gary Payton for the most in league history.

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