NBA Releases All-Defensive Team – NBA Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Chicago's Joakim (JOH'-kihm) Noah and Indiana's Paul George received the most votes on this year's NBA all-defensive team, released Monday.
Less than two months after a landslide victory in balloting for the league's defensive player of the year, Noah was the only player to receive more than 100 first-team votes and earn more than 200 points for the team. Noah received 105 of 123 possible votes, while George had 65 votes. The rest of the first team consisted of Clippers guard Chris Paul, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah) and Golden State swingman Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH'-lah).
It's the second consecutive year Noah was chosen to the first team.
Four-time league MVP LeBron James and Indiana's Roy Hibbert were both on the second team.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks President Phil Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for a tampering violation involving veteran guard Derek Fisher.
Jackson told reporters last week that Fisher is "on my list of guys that could be very good candidates" to coach the Knicks next season. Because Fisher is under contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, that was deemed to be in violation of league rules.
NEW YORK (AP) — The woman Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was talking to when he made racist remarks says she was assaulted by two men outside a New York City hotel.
Police say V. Stiviano said there was an exchange of words and she was punched in the side of the face.
Stiviano's audio recording of the Clippers owner led to his being banned from the NBA. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Clippers for $2 billion.