Curry named 2nd-Team All-NBA, CP3 makes 1st-Team

Curry named 2nd-Team All-NBA, CP3 makes 1st-Team
June 4, 2014, 9:30 am
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Stephen Curry averaged 24.0 points (seventh in the NBA) and 8.5 assists (fifth) while leading the NBA in three-pointers made (261) for a second consecutive year. (AP)

Stephen Curry's ascension to superstar status took another leap Wednesday when he was voted to the All-NBA Second Team.

The Warriors point guard finished third in the voting among guards with 489 points. Chris Paul (540) and James Harden (502) received the most votes among guards and, therefore, were named to the first team.

Curry, who last week was named the NBA's foremost community servant for 2013-14, is the first Warriors to be named All-NBA first or second team since Latrell Sprewell achieved the honor in 1994.

Curry last season became the first Warriors player voted in as a starter for the NBA All-Star game since Sprewell in 1995. In 78 games last season, Curry averaged 24.0 points (seventh in the league) and 8.5 assists (fifth). He led the league in 30-15 games with four, the most by anyone since Jazz point guard John Stockton rang up four in 1990.

He also led the NBA in three-pointers made (261) for a second consecutive campaign, becoming the first player to lead the league in threes in back-to-back seasons since Ray Allen did so in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

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Joining Curry on the second team are Spurs guard Tony Parker (210 votes), Rockets center Dwight Howard (226), Clippers forward Blake Griffin (350) and Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (237).

The first team consisted of Paul and Harden, along with Thunder forward Kevin Durant (625), Heat forward LeBron James (623) and Bulls center Joakim Noah (557).

The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 125 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 2013-14 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses.

2013-14 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position          Player, Team (1st Team Votes)            Points
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

Position         Player, Team (1st Team Votes)             Points
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

Position       Player, Team (1st Team Votes)               Points
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.