Found May 23, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
The NBA announced Wednesday that Los Angeles Clippers' All-Star point guard Chris Paul has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Paul garnered a total of 33 points (13 first place votes, seven second place votes) and becomes the first player in franchise history to be named to the team. Joining Paul on the NBA All-Defensive First Team are forward LeBron James of the Miami Heat (53 points), forward Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder (47 points), guard Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies (33 points), and center Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic (41 points). Ibaka and Allen earn First Team honors for the first time; Allen was an NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection last season. Paul led the NBA in steals per game (2.53 spg) and total steals (152) during the 2011-12 NBA season. This marks the second time Paul has been named to the All-Defensive First Team (2009). Paul was also named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2011 and 2008. The NBA All-Defensiv...

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