Duncan, Parker named to All-NBA team
Duncan makes 1st team, Parker named to 2nd team
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and guard Tony Parker were named Thursday to the All-NBA team.
Duncan was selected to the All-NBA First Team, the 14th All-NBA selection in his career, while Parker was named to the All-NBA Second Team, the third All-NBA honor in his career.
Duncan and Parker's All-NBA honors mark the seventh time in Spurs franchise history that two teammates have earned All-NBA honors in the same season. The last time was when Duncan (Second team) and Parker (Third team) were selected in the 2008-09 season.
The selections mark the 38th time in team history that a Spur has been selected to an All-NBA team, which includes 19 First Team selections, 10 Second Team selections and nine Third Team selections.
Duncan's 14th All-NBA Team selection ranks tied for second all-time in NBA history with Karl Malone and Shaquille O'Neal. Ahead of him are Kareem Adbul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant with 15 All-NBA selections.
The First Team honor is Duncan's 10th of his career, becoming just the ninth player in NBA history with 10-or-more selections.
In 2012-13, Duncan averaged 17.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.65 blocks (third in the NBA) in 30.1 minutes.
Duncan becomes the oldest player selected on the All-NBA First Team since Abdul-Jabbar (38-years-old) was named to the First Team in the1985-86 season.
Duncan has been named to the All-NBA First Team 10 times, the All-NBA Second Team three times and the All-NBA Third team once.
This year marks Duncan's NBA-record 14th time he has appeared on both the All-Defensive Team and All-NBA Team in the same season. On May 13, Duncan was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
Parker's All-NBA Second Team selection marks his third All-NBA honor. He was named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2012 and was an All-NBA Third Team selection in 2009, when he became the first European-born point guard to be named to an All-NBA team.
In 2012-13, Parker averaged a team-high 20.3 points and 7.6 assists (ranked sixth in NBA) to go along with 3.0 rebounds in 32.9 minutes, while shooting .522 (519-995) (17th in NBA) from the floor and a career-high .845 (279-330) from the free throw line. He was the only player in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points and 7.0 assists while shooting over 50.0 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the free throw line. Parker also led all guards in shooting percentage.
Parker set his single season career-high with 17 double-doubles (points and assists) surpassing his previous high of 15 during the 2008-09 season. He recorded his first career triple-double at Houston on Dec. 10, posting 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds.
The All-NBA Teams were chosen by a panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.
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