Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard on Wednesday was named to the NBA all-defensive first team for the fourth consecutive season.
Howard finished ahead of 2011-12 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler. The New York Knicks center was named to the second team.
Why the difference?
The league's 30 head coaches voted for the all-defensive teams, while sports writers and broadcasters voted for the Defensive Player of the Year award.
LeBron James, Serge Ibaka, Chris Paul and Tony Allen joined Howard on the first team.
Kevin Garnett, Luol Deng, Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant are on the second team with Chandler.
Howard received 16 first-team votes and nine second-team votes.
Chandler garnered 13 first-team votes and 10 second-team votes.
Howard won the league's rebounding title, averaging 14.5 rebounds per game. He also led the league in defensive rebounding (10.8).
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