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NBA: Green, Gobert, Leonard pace All-Defensive squad

first_imgFrom left, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and French center Rudy Gobert of Utah were among five players named Monday to the NBA All-Defensive Team. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and French center Rudy Gobert of Utah were among five players named Monday to the NBA All-Defensive Team.Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley were also selected to the honor squad by a 100-member global media panel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A dream fulfilled for Christian For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Horn wants to do a Marquez Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Read Next View comments Green, who helped the Warriors take their second NBA crown in three seasons, was a near unanimous pick with 99 first-team votes. Gobert was named on 97 first-team ballots and Leonard on 93. Paul collected 61 first-team votes and Beverley 38.Paul was named to the team for the sixth consecutive season and seventh time overall while Beverley made it for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGreen led the NBA with 2.03 steals a game and became the first player in Warriors history with at least 150 steals and 100 blocked shots in the same season.Green and Leonard made the NBA All-Defensive first team for the third consecutive season while Gobert was namd for the first time after leading the NBA with 2.64 blocked shots a game. The NBA All-Defensive Second Team consisted of four Americans — Memphis guard Tony Allen, San Antonio guard Danny Green, New Orleans center Anthony Davis and Oklahoma City forward Andre Roberson — plus Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee. CBBlast_img

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