NBA announces 1st and 2nd Team All-Defense, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo

NBA announces 1st and 2nd Team All-Defense, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo

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NBA announces 1st and 2nd Team All-Defense, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Since Mavericks drafted Luka Doncic in 2018, they have lost 5 playoff games in which Luka scored 40+
In that same span, here is the full list of players who have lost more than once in playoffs in 40-point games:
– Durant (3x)
– Giannis, Booker, Dame, Mitchell (2x each) – 12:43 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most playoff losses when scoring 40+ points since Luka’s first playoffs in 2020:
5 — Luka
2 — Giannis, Booker, Dame, Spida pic.twitter.com/G4hirnF0KP11:49 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
When teams hunt Luka on defense, I just think about the gap there is even between him in his prime and prime Bron, Kobe, Giannis, etc. Ain’t nobody hunting an All-Defensive guy. – 11:34 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Most career 40-point games in the playoffs, active players
1. LeBron James, 28
2. Kevin Durant, 14
3. James Harden, 9
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo, 8
t-5. Russell Westbrook, 7
t-5. LUKA DONCIC, 7 – 11:28 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
We’re getting to the point with Luka where the conversations are going to be:
“He’s the best player in the world.”
“Over KD? Over Giannis the last Finals MVP?! Over Jokic the two time reigning MVP?!”
“Yes, he’s better.”
“Well, hard to argue with that.” – 9:34 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
This was my full — and official — ballot for NBA All-Defensive Teams:
First Team
F: Giannis Antetokounmpo
F: Draymond Green
C: Bam Adebayo
G: Marcus Smart
G: Mikal Bridges
Second Team
F: Evan Mobley
F: Jaren Jackson Jr.
C: Rudy Gobert
G: Jrue Holiday
G: Matisse Thybulle – 9:14 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Smart, Gobert, Antetokounmpo headline NBA All-Defensive Team nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/20/sma…9:13 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive First Team 🔒
▫️ Marcus Smart
▫️ Mikal Bridges
▫️ Rudy Gobert
▫️ Giannis Antetokounmpo
▫️ Jaren Jackson Jr.
➡️ https://t.co/KZQKpCmqy5 pic.twitter.com/JCl3gh6nvC8:48 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Bucks stars Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday named to NBA all-defensive teams jsonline.com/story/sports/n… via ⁦@journalsentinel⁩ – 8:46 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Players this season who received both an MVP vote and an All-Defense selection:
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
End of list. pic.twitter.com/MMBfOpP8t88:45 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
With the #NBA All-Defense teams announced, if there was an equivalent of the #NHL Selke Award (best two-way player), it would go to Giannis like every year, right? – 8:28 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
My All-Defense votes were …
1st Team
Antetokounmpo, Giannis (MIL)
Bridges, Mikal (PHX)
Adebayo, Bam (MIA)
Smart, Marcus (BOS)
Beverley, Patrick (MIN)
2nd Team
Jackson Jr., Jaren (MEM)
Green, Draymond (GSW)
Thybulle, Matisse (PHI)
Tatum, Jayson (BOS)
Gobert, Rudy (UTA) – 8:25 PM
Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
First Team All-Defensive is Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Rudy Gobert.
Second Team All-Defensive is Jrue Holliday, Matisse Thybulle, Draymond Green, Bam Adebayo and Robert Williams III. pic.twitter.com/GGoAbSvOeI8:14 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA All-Defensive Teams:
First Team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges, Rudy Gobert, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marcus Smart
Second Team: Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Matisse Thybulle, Robert Williams III – 8:12 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
It was the fifth career all-defensive team selection for Giannis Antetokounmpo (four first-teams, one second-team), tying him with Hall of Famer Sidney Moncrief for most in franchise history. – 8:11 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams:
First team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges, Rudy Gobert, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marcus Smart
Second team: Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Matisse Thybulle, Robert Williams III – 8:11 PM

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