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Chris Paul Voted to All-NBA First Team, Blake Griffin on Second Team


The results are in and two Los Angeles Clippers players have been named to All-NBA teams.

Chris Paul makes his fourth appearance on the First Team; he’s been voted to six All-NBA teams in total. This is Blake Griffin‘s third consecutive year making the Second Team.

Together, Paul and Griffin led the Clippers to a franchise-best 57-25 record and second straight Pacific Division title. Both players were voted into the All-Star Game as well, Paul for the seventh time in his career and Griffin the fourth in four years.

The news comes days after Paul earned his third All-NBA Defensive First Team honors in three seasons. Despite missing 20 games, Paul led the NBA in assists (10.7 apg) and steals (2.48 spg) and was second to Blake on the team in scoring (19.1 ppg).

Griffin put together his best season as a pro, leading Los Angeles with 24.1 points per game. When Paul missed 18 games with a shoulder injury, Griffin helped Los Angeles avoid a collapse by scoring 27.5 points a night and guiding the team to a 12-6  record.

His yearlong performance landed Griffin third in MVP voting, and by all accounts deserves First Team recognition.  The only problem? The two guys ahead of him in the MVP race also play at the forward position. To put this in perspective, there was no room on even the Third Team for Carmelo Anthony‘s 27.4 points and 8.1 rebounds.

According to this press release from the Clippers’ website, Griffin is the first player since Shaq in 2002-03 to average at least 24 points, nine rebounds and three assists while shooting 50 percent or better.

Paul’s 540 points were fourth among all players and Griffin’s 350 were second on the Second Team. Check out the full results here. Click here to see how every media member voted.

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