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Nash, Gortat among vote getters for All-NBA honors

The NBA released the voting for their 2011-12 All-NBA
first, second and third teams Thursday.

And no, there were no members of the Phoenix Suns who
landed on any of the top three squads of vote getters, but
point guard Steve Nash and center Marcin Gortat were among
those receiving votes.

Nash finished 8th in voting among NBA guards, receiving a
total of 24 points. The 16-year pro averaged 12.5 points
per game and finished second in the league in assists per
contest at 10.5.

Gortat led the Suns in scoring and rebounding,
contributing 15.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest.
The 28-year-old Polish native was one of only seven
players in the league to average at least 15 points and 10
rebounds per game. Gortat finished with a total of 2
points in the voting.

All-NBA First Team

F – LeBron James, Miami (596)

F – Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (591)

C – Dwight Howard, Orlando (476)

G – Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers (568)

G – Chris Paul, LA Clippers (484)

All-NBA Second Team

F – Kevin Love, Minnesota (365)

F – Blake Griffin, LA Clippers (170)

C – Andrew Bynum, LA Lakers (400)

G – Tony Parker, San Antonio (367)

G – Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (239)

All-NBA Third Team

F – Carmelo Anthony, New York (154)

F – Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (136)

C – Tyson Chandler, New York (60)

G – Dwyane Wade, Miami (235)

G – Rajon Rondo, Boston (142)

Other players receiving votes, with point totals:
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 55; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 52;
Derrick Rose, Chicago, 44; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 33; Paul
Pierce, Boston, 31; Al Jefferson, Utah, 30; Pau Gasol,
L.A. Lakers, 27; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 24; Kevin
Garnett, Boston, 22; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 18; Joe
Johnson, Atlanta, 16; Deron Williams, New Jersey, 14; Rudy
Gay, Memphis, 10; James Harden, Oklahoma City, 8; Luol
Deng, Chicago, 5; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 5; Manu Ginobili,
San Antonio, 3; Danny Granger, Indiana, 3; Joakim Noah,
Chicago, 3; Monta Ellis, Milwaukee, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami,
2; Luis Scola, Houston, 2; Marcin Gortat, Phoenix, 2;
Paul Millsap, Utah, 2; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 2;
David Lee, Golden State, 1; and DeMarcus Cousins,
Sacramento, 1.