Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been named second-team All-NBA for the first time. In the voting of a panel of 100 media members that was released Thursday, Irving received 52 second-team votes and 39 third-team votes, giving him 195 total points.
First-team votes were worth five points, second-team votes were worth three, and third-team votes counted as one. Irving finished ahead of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who had 178 total points and landed on the third team.
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Irving was chosen for the third team in 2014-15, when he played for the Cavaliers, but had not received All-NBA honors since then.
This season Irving averaged 23.8 points and career highs of 6.9 assists and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 40.1 percent from the 3-point line. His output dipped during the postseason, when he finished with 21.3 points, 7 assists, and 4.4 rebounds while making just 38.5 percent of his shots and 31 percent of his 3-pointers, but award voting does not include playoff performances.
Irving finished well behind first-team guards James Harden (500 points) and Stephen Curry (482), as well as fellow second-teamer Damian Lillard (306).
No other Celtics received All-NBA votes.