The NBA announced on Wednesday that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and guard Damian Lillard were both named to the 2014 All-NBA Third Team.
Here are this year's All-NBA selections, including the number of first team votes in parentheses as well as the total point tally for each player.
2013-14 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM
Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (125) 625
Forward LeBron James, Miami (124) 623
Center Joakim Noah, Chicago (101) 551
Guard James Harden, Houston (73) 502
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (86) 540
2013-14 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM
Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers (5) 350
Forward Kevin Love, Minnesota (2) 237
Center Dwight Howard, Houston (9) 226
Guard Stephen Curry, Golden State (65) 489
Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio (14) 210
2013-14 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM
Forward Paul George, Indiana (4) 171
Forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland (2) 159
Center Al Jefferson, Charlotte (4) 191
Guard Goran Dragic, Phoenix (1) 115
Guard Damian Lillard, Portland (2) 115
Other players receiving votes, with point totals: Carmelo Anthony, New York, 86 (1 First Team vote); John Wall, Washington, 70; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 63 (1); DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 56; Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 40 (1); Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 37 (1); Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 32 (1); Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 29; DeAndre Jordan, L.A. Clippers, 21; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 17; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 16 (2); DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 14 (1); Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, 7; Dwyane Wade, Miami, 6; Mike Conley, Memphis, 4; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 4; Zach Randolph, Memphis, 4; Joe Johnson, Brooklyn, 4; Lance Stephenson, Indiana, 3; Ty Lawson, Denver, 2; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 1; Andre Drummond, Detroit, 1; Monta Ellis, Dallas, 1; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 1.
Both Aldridge and Lillard were selected to the 2014 All-Star Game.
Aldridge, 28, was previously selected to the All-NBA Third Team in 2011. This year marks the 23-year-old Lillard's first All-NBA selection.
Here's a release from the Blazers announcing the selections.
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and guard Damian Lillard were respectively named to the All-NBA Third Team, it was announced today by the league.
Aldridge, 28, averaged career highs of 23.2 points (45.8% FG, 82.2% FT) and 11.1 rebounds to go with 2.6 assists in 69 games. He finished the season as one of three players ranked in the NBA's top-10 in both scoring (eighth) and rebounding (seventh). A three-time Western Conference Player of the Week, Aldridge posted a career-best 40 double-doubles and paced the league with three games of 20 points and 20 rebounds.
Lillard, 23, followed up his 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year season with averages of 20.7 points (42.4% FG, 39.4% 3-PT, 87.1% FT), 3.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 82 games. Setting a Portland single-season record and ranking third in the NBA with 218 3-pointers made, Lillard finished among league leaders in free throw percentage (eighth), scoring (16th) and assists (tied-22nd).
Aldridge and Lillard are the first Trail Blazers to be named All-NBA in the same year since Maurice Lucas and Bill Walton in 1977-78.
The honor is the second for Aldridge, who was named All-NBA Third Team in 2010-11. Lillard becomes the seventh player in franchise history to earn All-NBA honors, joining Aldridge, Walton (1976-77, 1977-78), Lucas (1977-78), Jim Paxson (1983-84), Clyde Drexler (1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92) and Brandon Roy (2008-09, 2009-10).
Aldridge and Lillard guided the Blazers to a 54-win season and the franchise's first playoff series victory in 14 years.
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