Horford named to NBA All-Defensive second team

NBC Sports Boston Staff
NBC Sports Boston

The Celtics' Al Horford has been named to the NBA's All-Defensive second team.

It's the first time in his 11-year career Horford has made an NBA All-Defensive team and his play on that end was a key to the Celtics being ranked No. 1 in the NBA in defensive rating at 101.5 points allowed per 100 possessions.

Horford's Celtics teammates Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown were among those receiving votes. Here are the NBA All-Defensive teams: 

FIRST TEAM
C:
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
F/C: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
G: Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
G: Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans
G: Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers



SECOND TEAM
C: Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
F: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
F/C: Al Horford, Boston Celtics
G: Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs
G/F: Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves
 





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