Garnett, Rondo Named To NBA All-Defensive Team

Garnett, Bryant back on NBA all-defensive team

      NEW YORK (AP) – Celtics forward Kevin Garnett and Lakers guard
Kobe Bryant have been selected to the NBA all-defensive first team
for a record-tying ninth time.
      Garnett and Bryant were joined by Magic center Dwight Howard,
who has won the past three Defensive Player of the Year awards and
received the most points Monday.
      Also selected for the first team were Heat forward LeBron James
and Celtics guard Rajon Rondo.
      Garnett and Bryant tied Michael Jordan and Gary Payton for the
most selections in NBA history.
      The league's coaches vote on the team.
      The second team has Grizzlies guard Tony Allen, Hornets guard
Chris Paul, Mavericks center Tyson Chandler, 76ers forward Andre
Iguodala and Bulls forward-center Joakim Noah.
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