Dwight Howard will become the first player in league history to be named the NBA’s defensive player of the year for three consecutive seasons. Odds.
Howard averaged 14.1 rebounds per night, 2.3 rejections and a career-high 1.3 steals for his team this season. He also ranked second in the league in rebounds behind Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, and was tied for second in blocked shots behind Milwaukee Bucks Aussie center Andrew Bogut.
It could be the first of several awards Howard earns this postseason. He is among top candidates for MVP along with Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Miami’s LeBron James. Howard is also expected to be a first-team All-NBA selection for his defensive performance throughout the season and his team’s success. Scores.
However, Howard should now be focused on beating the Atlanta Hawks and taking Orlando to the next round of the playoffs. Orlando lost Game 1 at home on Saturday despite a playoff career-high 46 points and 19 boards from D-12.
Dwight Howard will join Ben Wallace and Dikembe Mutombo as the only players to win the award at least three times. The “Big Ben” is the only player to win it four times. Howard acquired a near-unanimous positive respond among judges to win defensive player of the year honors. Las Vegas odds.
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