Bulls' Joakim Noah receives first team All-NBA honors

Bulls' Joakim Noah receives first team All-NBA honors
June 4, 2014, 11:30 am
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Adding to his season of accolades, Bulls' All-Star center Joakim Noah was named first team All-NBA, the league announced Wednesday.

It's the first time Noah, the league's Defensive Player of the Year, received that recognition, cementing his star status after a campaign in which he made his second consecutive All-Star Game appearance and was named to the NBA's first team All-Defensive Team for the second straight year.

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Joining Noah on the first team are league MVP and scoring champion Kevin Durant of the Thunder, the Heat's LeBron James, the Clippers' Chris Paul and the Rockets' James Harden, the only other first-time honoree.

Noah received 101 first-team votes, easily outpacing second team All-NBA center Dwight Howard of the Rockets.

Along with Howard, Spurs point guard Tony Parker, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love and Clippers power forward Blake Griffin garnered second-team honors.

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Indiana's Paul George, Charlotte's Al Jefferson, Phoenix's Goran Dragic and Portland teammates LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard comprise the third team.