Rondo named to All NBA Third Team

Rondo named to All NBA Third Team
May 24, 2012, 7:10 pm
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BOSTON In yet another example of Rajon Rondo's growth as a player, the Boston Celtics point guard was named to the All-NBA Third team on Thursday.

For Rondo, this is the first time being on one of the All-NBA teams.

During the regular season, he averaged 11.9 points and a career-high 11.7 assists which led the NBA this season. The 6-foot-2 guard is a three-time all-star, and four-time selection to the NBA's All-defensive team.

He was the lone Celtic named All-NBA this season, but teammates Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett also garnered some all-NBA votes.

The first-team All-NBA was led by league MVP LeBron James of Miami. He was joined by Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant who earned his 10th All-NBA First-team selection which is tied for second-all time. The all-time leader is former Utah Jazz star Karl Malone, who was a first team selection 11 times.

Here's the actual voting numbers for the 15 players chosen to be All-NBA, as well as those who received votes that did not make one of the three All-NBA teams.

2011-12 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Forward LeBron James,
Forward Kevin Durant,
Center Dwight Howard,
Guard Kobe Bryant,
Guard Chris Paul,

2011-12 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Forward Kevin Love
Forward Blake Griffin
Center Andrew Bynum
Guard Tony Parker
Guard Russell Westbrook

2011-12 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Forward Carmelo Anthony
Forward Dirk Nowitzki
Center Tyson Chandler
Guard Dwyane Wade
Guard Rajon Rondo

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