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2018 All-NBA results: Damian Lillard can’t say he was snubbed, and LeBron James breaks record

Lillard was voted as a first-team guard, while James became the first player ever to be voted to the first team 12 different times.

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The NBA announced the 2018 All-NBA teams on Thursday, with two players, LeBron James and James Harden, being unanimously named to the first team. This is James’ 12th time on the All-NBA first team, more than any other player in league history.

The most surprising name on the ballot might be Damian Lillard’s first team inclusion. Lillard was certainly deserving of consideration, and he will likely garner some fourth- and fifth-place MVP votes, too, after a sensational regular season that brought the Portland Trail Blazers to the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. (All-NBA is a regular season award; hold your first round sweep jokes.) Still, after several seasons of Lillard being snubbed for various All-Star spots, it was still surprising to see his name over the likes of Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, and others.

Behind James and Harden, the top vote-getters were Anthony Davis, Lillard, and Kevin Durant. The first five players who were left off: Chris Paul, Rudy Gobert, Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and Al Horford.

Here’s the first team plus voting totals.

2018 All-NBA First Team

Player 1st Team (5 Pts.) 2nd Team (3 Pts.) 3rd Team (1 Pt.) Total
Player 1st Team (5 Pts.) 2nd Team (3 Pts.) 3rd Team (1 Pt.) Total
James Harden 100 -- -- 500
LeBron James 100 -- -- 500
Anthony Davis 96 4 -- 492
Damian Lillard 71 24 5 432
Kevin Durant 63 37 -- 426

And the second team:

2018 All-NBA Second Team

Player 1st Team (5 Pts.) 2nd Team (3 Pts.) 3rd Team (1 Pt.) Total
Player 1st Team (5 Pts.) 2nd Team (3 Pts.) 3rd Team (1 Pt.) Total
Giannis Antetokounmpo 28 71 1 354
Russell Westbrook 24 63 13 322
Joel Embiid 11 78 5 294
LaMarcus Aldridge 2 68 22 236
DeMar DeRozan 2 39 38 165

And the third team:

2018 All-NBA Third Team

Player 1st Team (5 Pts.) 2nd Team (3 Pts.) 3rd Team (1 Pt.) Total
Player 1st Team (5 Pts.) 2nd Team (3 Pts.) 3rd Team (1 Pt.) Total
Stephen Curry 2 39 37 164
Victor Oladipo -- 24 33 105
Karl-Anthony Towns -- 18 45 99
Jimmy Butler 1 8 52 81
Paul George -- 4 42 54

And all other players receiving votes: Chris Paul (Houston), 54; Rudy Gobert (Utah), 51; Kyrie Irving (Boston), 42; Ben Simmons (Philadelphia), 36; Al Horford (Boston), 32; Nikola Jokic (Denver), 28; Andre Drummond (Detroit), 7; Clint Capela (Houston), 6; Draymond Green (Golden State), 6; Kyle Lowry (Toronto), 3; Steven Adams (Oklahoma City), 2; Donovan Mitchell (Utah), 2; Klay Thompson (Golden State), 2; Trevor Ariza (Houston), 1; DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans), 1; Dwight Howard (Charlotte), 1; Kevin Love (Cleveland), 1; Kristaps Porzingis (New York), 1.