Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has won his first NBA Defensive Player of the Year award after anchoring the league's stingiest defense. Gasol received 212 points and 30 first-place votes to edge Miami's LeBron James, who had 149 points and 18 first-place votes.
The 2013 NBA All-Defensive First Team includes LeBron James, Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka, Tyson Chandler/Joakim Noah (tie), and Tony Allen, the National Post reports. Marc Gasol, this year's Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the Second Team.
Marc Gasol Named 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year