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Trail Blazers standout finishes behind Harden, Curry in media voting for guards

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Damian Lillard has received all-NBA second-team honors for the 2018-19 season.Damian Lillard was voted to the all-NBA second team for the 2018-19 season, the fourth time the Trail Blazers' point guard has received all-NBA recognition.

In voting by 100 media members who cover the league, Lillard received eight first-team votes, 87 second-team votes and five third-team votes.

He had the third highest point total for guards behind first-team selections James Harden of Houston and Stephen Curry of Golden State.

The first-team forwards are Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Oklahoma City's Paul George. The first-team center is Denver's Nikola Jokic.

Antetokounmpo and Harden were unanimous first-team selections.

Joining Lillard on the second team are Philadelphia center Joel Embiid, Golden State forward Kevin Durant, Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard and Boston guard Kyrie Irving.

The all-NBA third team consists of Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook, Detroit forward Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, Utah center Rudy Gobert and Charlotte guard Kemba Walker.

No other Trail Blazer received any all-NBA votes.

Lillard was a first-team selection in 2017-18, a second-team choice in 2015-16 and a third-teamer in 2013-14.

Lillard has matched Clyde Drexler as the Portland player with the most all-NBA selections.

Portland has had seven players voted all-NBA in franchise history: Lillard, Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas, Jim Paxson, Drexler, Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge.

Lillard's totals of 2,067 points and 551 assists in 80 regular-season games this season were career highs. It was the first time in franchise history a Blazer has had 2,000 points and 500 assists in a season.


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