Steph Curry named All-NBA First Team, Kevin Durant makes Second Team

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Updated: May 27, 2019
Steph Curry named All-NBA First Team, Kevin Durant makes Second Team Steph Curry named All-NBA First Team, Kevin Durant makes Second Team The All-NBA teams were announced on Thursday morning and two Warriors added to their resumes Steph Curry was named to the First Team, while Kevin Durant made the Second Team Stephen Curry has been selected to the 2018-19 All-NBA First Team 🤲 pictwittercom/iiRvU2cIl2 — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 23, 2019 Kevin Durant has been selected to the 2018-19 All-NBA Second Team 👏 pictwittercom/0RE7Cvxzgq — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 23, 2019 All-NBA First Team: -Blake Griffin-Rudy Gobert Curry averaged 273 points, 5

3 rebounds and 5.

2 assists, while shooting 472 percent overall and 437 percent from 3-point territory This is the first time he received First Team honors since he became the only unanimous MVP in NBA history during the 2015-16 season The two-time NBA MVP was Second Team in 2016-17 and Third Team last year (because he only appeared in 51 games) Curry was Second Team in 2013-14 and First Team in 2014-15

Durant averaged 26.

0 points, 64 rebounds and a career-high 59 assists per game this season He shot 521 percent from the field and 353 percent from deep The reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP has now made an All-NBA team nine of the last 10 years -- First Team in 2010 through 2014 and again in 2018, Second Team in 2016, 2017 and 2019 (he was hurt in 2015) [ RELATED : Report: Harden, CP3 had tense exchange after losing to Dubs ] Durant is unequivocally a better player than George but these kinds of things happen with regular season awards Each All-NBA team is comprised of two guards, two forwards and one center This is different from All-Star voting in which fans select two guards and three "frontcourt" players

Why ref assignment could favor Raptors over Bucks in Game 5 of East finals Why ref assignment could favor Raptors over Bucks in Game 5 of East finals By Josh Schrock May 23, 2019 12:07 PM After the Milwaukee Bucks rushed out to a two-games-to-none series lead in the Eastern Conference finals, it looked like the Toronto Raptors were all but dead and the only thing that was left was the funeral.

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That wasn't the case, though Kawhi Leonard willed the Raptors to a double-overtime win in Game 3, and his supporting cast caught fire in Game 4 to tie the series at two As the series shifts back to Milwaukee for a crucial Game 5 on Thursday night, the Bucks have more than momentum working against them Referees Marc Davis and Tony Brothers are assigned to officiate Game 5

The numbers say that's good news for the Raptors.

Raptors 14-1 with Tony Brothers in the last 15 games, and 6-0 with Marc Davis Tonight, they get both — Kevin Rashidi (@KevinRashidi) May 23, 2019 Tough luck for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co [ RELATED: Why Raptors are better NBA Finals matchup for Warriors than Bucks ] Whichever team emerges victorious from this slugfest will have its hands full in the NBA Finals After sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors will have nine days off before the title round begins

The Bucks/Raptors winner will face a short-handed Warriors squad, though, at least to begin the series.

Kevin Durant (right calf strain) has yet to resume on-court activities and is "unlikely to play" at the beginning of the NBA Finals

As for DeMarcus Cousins, the center continues to rehab his torn left quad and the Warriors are hopeful he will be able to suit up at some point in the NBA Finals.

The Warriors are expected to have Andre Iguodala ready for their fifth consecutive Finals appearance The veteran forward missed Game 4 vs the Blazers with calf tightness The Raptors and Bucks have traded blows early in the series and appear destined to go the distance

But if the Raptors get a favorable whistle Thursday night, they could take the floor back home in Game 6 with a chance to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals.

How Klay Thompson not making an All-NBA team saves the Warriors money How Klay Thompson not making an All-NBA team saves the Warriors money Programming note: Watch the NBA Finals pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 pm

, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

It is now officially official Klay Thompson is not eligible to sign a "supermax" extension with the Warriors this summer because he did not make an All-NBA team (the same goes for Draymond Green) The six guards that finished ahead of the five-time All-Star: First Team:

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