Durant Receives All-NBA First Team Honors

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:24 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: May 12, 2011 2:3 PM CDT

Grant Belcher
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Durant not only has back-to-back scoring titles, he now has back-to-back spots on the All-NBA First Team.

Durant joins Orlando’s Dwight Howard, Miami’s LeBron James, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and Chicago’s Derrick Rose on the first team.

He received 69 first team votes and 492 points overall.

Russell Westbrook was named to the All-NBA second team, joining Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki and Amare Stoudemire.

Chris Paul, LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach Randolph, Al Horford and Manu Ginobli made up the third team.

The Thunder, Lakers and Heat all had two players each make the All-NBA rosters.

In a surprising twist, Thunder center Kendrick Perkins received three overall votes despite playing just 23 of a possible 82 regular season games.

Oklahoma City will face Memphis at 8 p.m. on Friday for Game 6.