Kevin Durant, seen here against the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference Semifinals, scored 34 points on Monday in Game 7 against the Houston Rockets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant, seen here against the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference Semifinals, scored 34 points on Monday in Game 7 against the Houston Rockets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry earn All-NBA nods

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and guard Stephen Curry have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA Team, the league announced on Thursday.

Ahead of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Durant (26.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 5.4 apg) was named a First-Team selection, while Curry (26.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 6.1 apg) was named a Third-Team pick. Curry and Durant’s selection represents the fourth straight season the Warriors have had multiple players on the All-NBA team and the 11th time overall.

Durant was sixth in the NBA in points per game and fifth in blocks (1.75 per game), averaging 34.2 minutes in 68 games — all starts. Durant has now been named to the All-NBA First Team six times, and is the 44th player in NBA history (second-youngest to LeBron James) to score 20,000 career points, joining the club on Jan. 10 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Curry earned his fifth career All-NBA nod, averaging 1.57 steals (seventh in the NBA) in 32.0 minutes over 51 games (all starts), despite missing 31 games due to injury. With his selection, Curry becomes the first Warrior to be named to five straight All-NBA teams since Wilt Chamberlain (1959-60 to 1963-64).

Before going down with a sprained MCL, Curry was named Western Conference Player of the Month in January — his seventh career monthly award, the most in franchise history — averaging 29.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.7 assists  and 1.5 steals in 12 games.

The All-NBA Teams were selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.  The media voted for All-NBA First, Second and Third Teams by position with points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis.

Durant earned 63 first-team votes and 37 second-team votes. Curry earned two first-team votes, 39 second-team votes and 37 third-team votes.

Voters selected two guards, two forwards and one center for each team, choosing players at the position they play regularly.  Players who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.

Curry scored 28 points in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets, and is averaging 24.3 points, 4.5 assists and 6.3 rebounds in the series.

Durant is averaging 31.8 points and 6.0 rebounds, but just 0.3 blocks per game against the Rockets.

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