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Pistons forward Blake Griffin named to All-NBA Third Team

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin enjoyed arguably the best season of his career in his first full season with Detroit. Though he wasn’t fully healthy as his team was swept in the first round by the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks, Griffin’s presence and leadership was immeasurable for Detroit this year.

He averaged a career-best 24.5 points per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from 3-point range.

He received 13 second-team votes and 76 third-team votes among the third-team honorees, and is the first Pistons player to earn an All-NBA honor since Andre Drummond did so in 2016. For Griffin, it is his first time receiving third-team honors since 2015 with the Los Angeles Clippers.

2018-19 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

Position | Player, Team | 1st Team (5 Pts.) | 2nd Team (3 Pts.) | 3rd Team (1 Pt.) | Total | All-NBA Selections

F Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee | 100 | — | — | 500 | 3 (one 1st, two 2nd)

G James Harden, Houston | 100 | — | — | 500 | 6 (five 1st, one 3rd)

G Stephen Curry, Golden State | 91 | 9 | — | 482 | 6 (three 1st, two 2nd, one 3rd)

F Paul George, Oklahoma City | 71 | 25 | 3 | 433 | 5 (one 1st, four 3rd)

C Nikola Jokić, Denver | 59 | 38 | 2 | 411 | 1

2018-19 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

Position | Player, Team | 1st Team (5 Pts.) | 2nd Team (3 Pts.) | 3rd Team (1 Pt.) | Total | All-NBA Selections

C Joel Embiid, Philadelphia | 40 | 57 | 4 | 375 | 2 (two 2nd)

F Kevin Durant, Golden State | 29 | 71 | — | 358 | 9 (six 1st, three 2nd)

G Damian Lillard, Portland | 8 | 87 | 5 | 306 | 4 (one 1st, two 2nd, one 3rd)

F Kawhi Leonard, Toronto | — | 73 | 23 | 242 | 3 (two 1st, one 2nd)

G Kyrie Irving, Boston | — | 52 | 39 | 195 | 2 (one 2nd, one 3rd)

2018-19 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

Position | Player, Team | 1st Team (5 Pts.) | 2nd Team (3 Pts.) | 3rd Team (1 Pt.) | Total | All-NBA Selections

G Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City | 1 | 43 | 44 | 178 | 8 (two 1st, five 2nd, one 3rd)

F Blake Griffin, Detroit | — | 13 | 76 | 115 | 5 (three 2nd, two 3rd)

F LeBron James, L.A. Lakers | — | 13 | 72 | 111 | 15 (12 1st, two 2nd, one 3rd)

C Rudy Gobert, Utah | 1 | 5 | 69 | 89 | 2 (one 2nd, one 3rd)

G Kemba Walker, Charlotte | — | 4 | 39 | 51 | 1

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