Thursday, May 23, 2013

Former OU Star Blake Griffin Named to All-NBA Second Team

The NBA announced today that former Sooner and current Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was named a member of the 2012-13 All-NBA Second Team. This is the second straight season Griffin has been a member of the Second Team, and he becomes one of just four players since 1995-96 to make an All-NBA First or Second Team twice in their first three seasons.

Griffin, a three-time NBA All-Star, appeared in 80 games (all starts) and averaged a team-high 18.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and shot 53.8 percent from the field in 32.5 minutes per game. He was the only player in the league this season to average 18.0+ points, 8.3+ rebounds, 3.5+ assists and 1.0+ steals, and just the fourth player to do so since 2006-07. Griffin led the Clippers with 28 double-doubles and was the club’s leading scorer a team-high 32 times and leading rebounder 37 times. He was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 3 and his 11-game streak of at least 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists was the longest in the NBA this season.

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.

/// In part from LA Clippers PR
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