Bucks put two on NBA’s All-Defense Team

The Milwaukee Bucks had the top defense in the NBA season and two members of the team earned recognition as a result.

The NBA released its All-Defensive Teams Wednesday afternoon and Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe each were first-team honorees.

It’s the second time Giannis has made an all-defensive team, earning second team honors in the 2016-17 season. Antetokounmpo averaged 1.5 blocks per game for a defense that held opponents to an NBA low 43.3 field goal percentage. Bledsoe added 1.5 steals per game and earned his first recognition from the league.

According to the Bucks, it’s the first time they’ve had a first team selection since 1991 and just the third time in franchise history they’ve had two players on the first team.

NBA All-Defensive Team:

First Team:

Rudy Gobert (Utah)

Paul George (Oklahoma City)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)

Marcus Smart (Boston)

Eric Bledsoe (Milwaukee)

Second Team:

Jrue Holiday (New Orleans)

Klay Thompson (Golden State)

Joel Embiid (Philadelphia)

Draymond Green (Golden State)

Kawhi Leonard (Toronto)

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