6 May 2010

Magic's Howard headlines the all-defensive team

6:53 pm on 6 May 2010

Orlando Magic basketball centre Dwight Howard, who became the first player to lead the league in rebounding and blocks in consecutive seasons, headlines the NBA all-defensive team.

The two-time NBA defensive player of the year edged Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo as the team's top vote getter, receiving 57 points to Rondo's 50.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace completed the first team.

The voting was done by the NBA's 30 head coaches.