PHILADELPHIA The Boston Celtics are a prideful team defensively, evident by having a roster filled with defensive standouts.
But some clearly stand out more than others, which is why the Celtics' imprint on the NBA's all-defensive teams was not surprising.
Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo were both named to the NBA's All-Defensive second team.
In addition, Avery Bradley was among the players receiving votes who was not named to the first or second team.
On the NBA's All-Defensive first team were MVP LeBron James, Dwight Howard of Orlando, Serge Ibaka of Oklahoma City, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, and former Celtic Tony Allen of Memphis.
Joining Garnett and Rondo on the second team are Tyson Chandler, the league's Defensive Player of the Year winner, Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers.
For Garnett, this will be his 12th all-NBA Defensive team selection, but just the third time he was named to the second team.
As for Rondo, this is the fourth straight season he has been a first- or second-team All-NBA Defensive team member.