Tim Duncan & Tony Parker Make All-NBA First & Second Teams

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Congratulations to Tim Duncan & Tony Parker, who made the All-NBA First and Second Teams, respectively! This is Duncan's 14th selection, and Parker's 3rd.

(What follows is the official press release)

SAN ANTONIO (May 23, 2013) – The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and guard Tony Parker were both named to the league's All-NBA Teams. Duncan was selected to the All-NBA First Team, the 14th All-NBA selection in his career, while Parker was named to the All-NBA Second Team, the third All-NBA honor in his career.

Duncan and Parker’s All-NBA honors mark the seventh time in Spurs franchise history that two teammates have earned All-NBA honors in the same season. The last time was when Duncan (Second team) and Parker (Third team) were selected in the 2008-09 season.

The selections mark the 38th time in team history that a Spur has been selected to an All-NBA team, which includes 19 First Team selections, 10 Second Team selections and nine Third Team selections.

Duncan’s 14th All-NBA Team selection ranks tied for second all-time in NBA history with Karl Malone and Shaquille O’Neal. Ahead of him are Kareem Adbul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant with 15 All-NBA selections.

The First Team honor is Duncan’s 10th of his career and becomes just the ninth player in NBA history with 10-or-more selections. He joins Kobe Bryant (11), Karl Malone (11), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (10), Elgin Baylor (10), Bob Cousy (10), Michael Jordan (10), Bob Pettit (10) and Jerry West (10),

In 2012-13, Duncan averaged 17.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.65 blocks (third in the NBA) in 30.1 minutes. Duncan’s 2.65 blocks per game is his highest average since the 2003-04 season when he averaged 2.68 blocks. It is also the highest average of any NBA player 36-years-or-older since the NBA started keeping track of blocked shots in 1973.

Duncan becomes the oldest player selected on the All-NBA First Team since Abdul-Jabbar (38-years-old) was named to the First Team in the1985-86 season.

Duncan has been named to the All-NBA First Team 10 times (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2013), the All-NBA Second Team three times (2006, 2008 and 2009) and the All-NBA Third team once (2010).

This year marks Duncan’s NBA-record 14th time he has appeared on both the All-Defensive Team and All-NBA Team in the same season. On May 13, Duncan was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

Parker’s All-NBA Second Team selection marks his third All-NBA honor. He was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2012 and was an All-NBA Third Team selection in 2009, when he became the first European-born point guard to be named to an All-NBA team.

In 2012-13, Parker averaged a team-high 20.3 points and 7.6 assists (ranked sixth in NBA) to go along with 3.0 rebounds in 32.9 minutes, while shooting .522 (519-995) from the floor and a career-high .845 (279-330) from the free throw line. He was the only player in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points and 7.0 assists while shooting over 50.0 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the free throw line. Parker also led all guards in shooting percentage.

Parker set his single season career-high with 17 double-doubles (points and assists) surpassing his previous high of 15 during the 2008-09 season. He recorded his first career triple-double at Houston on Dec. 10, posting 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds.

The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 119 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 2012-13 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.

2012-13 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
Forward LeBron James, Miami (119) 595
Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (102) 555
Center Tim Duncan, San Antonio (45) 392
Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (91) 521
Guard Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers (97) 537

2012-13 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points

Forward Carmelo Anthony, New York (24) 397
Forward Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 132
Center Marc Gasol, Memphis (38) 295
Guard Tony Parker, San Antonio (16) 273
Guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City (20) 306


2012-13 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points

Forward David Lee, Golden State 79
Forward Paul George, Indiana 73
Center Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers (17) 203
Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami (3) 145
Guard James Harden, Houston (5) 253

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