Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named to the All-NBA First Team and guard Russell Westbrook was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the 2011-12 season, it was announced earlier today by the NBA.
Durant was named to the All-NBA First Team for a third consecutive season after becoming just the seventh player in NBA history to capture three consecutive scoring crowns. During the 2011-12 season, Durant led the Thunder with 18 doubles-doubles and on Feb. 19 vs. Denver, he recorded a career-best 51 points.
During the 2011-12 season, Durant received NBA Player of the Month honors in February and March. The fifth-year forward from the University of Texas received 117 first place votes and finished second in All-NBA Team voting after tallying 591 votes.
Russell Westbrook received All-NBA Second Team honors for a second straight season after securing five first place votes and 239 total points.
Westbrook currently maintains the longest active games played streak in the NBA (312 games) and registered the fifth highest scoring average in the NBA (23.6 ppg) while leading the Thunder in assists (5.5 apg) during the 2011-12 season.
This past season, Durant and Westbrook became the highest scoring duo in franchise history combining for a total of 51.6 points per game.
The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.
Below are the results of the voting for the 2011-12 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
2011-12 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
LeBron James, Miami - Forward
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City - Forward
Dwight Howard, Orlando - Center
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers - Guard
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers - Guard
2011-12 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
Kevin Love, Minnesota - Forward
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers - Forward
Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers - Center
Tony Parker, San Antonio - Guard
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City - Guard
2011-12 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM
Carmelo Anthony, New York - Forward
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas - Forward
Tyson Chandler, New York - Center
Dwayne Wade, Miami - Guard
Rajon Rondo, Boston - Guard