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Garnett, Rondo receive All-Defensive honors

Celtics [1] forward Kevin Garnett [2] was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the 2008-09 season. The former Defensive Player of the Year received 35 votes (13 First Team).

Rajon Rondo [3] was named to the All-Defensive Second Team with 23 votes (4 First Team). Kendrick Perkins [4] received four votes, including one First Team bid. Dwight Howard [5] was the leading vote-getter.

2008-09 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM

Dwight Howard, Orlando
Kobe Bryant [6], L.A. Lakers
LeBron James [7], Cleveland
Chris Paul [8], New Orleans
Kevin Garnett, Boston

2008-09 NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM

Tim Duncan [9], San Antonio
Dwyane Wade [10], Miami
Rajon Rondo, Boston
Shane Battier [11], Houston
Ron Artest [12], Houston