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Were Their any Surprises for the Rockets on the All NBA List?

The season ended abruptly for the Houston Rockets after their blowout loss to the LA Lakers. The Rockets took Game 1 in impressive fashion then went on to lose four straight games.

Even with the disappointment of that second-round series lost there was some good news that came out today. The All NBA Team was just released and a couple of Rockets made the list.

All NBA First Team

Even the most starch James Harden hater could not argue that Harden didnt belong on the first team. Harden finished the season averaging a league-best 34.5 points along with 7.5 assist and 6.6 rebounds. Also leading the league in total steals. Harden has now made six All NBA teams of course all with the Rockets. Here is the full list of first-teamers.

First: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Anthony Davis, James Harden

All NBA Third Team

The season of course did not end well for Russell Westbrook. He played hurt most of the playoffs and averaged just under 20 points against the Lakers. Well under his season average. One thing is for sure Westbrook before the stoppage was a top ten player for the months of January to March. That is why he made third team All NBA. Westbrook and Harden combined for the most points by a pair of teammates in the modern era.

Westbrook finished with 27.2 7 assist and 7.9 rebounds definitely one of the top 15-20 players in the league in the regular season. Here is the full list of third-team players.

Third: Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum, Jimmy Butler, Rudy Gobert, Russell Westbrook

FYI here is the second team list of which no Rockets players were on.

Second: Damian Lillard, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, Chris Paul, Pascal Siakam

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Lachard Binkley
I am Assistant Basketball Director for Overtime Heroics a Contributing Writer for Space City Scoop and podcast host for Clutch City Control Room. I am also the creator of Rockets For Life. My articles have been featured on Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, and Apple News.
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