Mar 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) and guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts to a play during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets: Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley Receive Some Defensive Player of the Year Votes


Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Monday afternoon, receiving 100 1st place votes.

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was tied for 8th in the voting with Anthony Davis, garnering 1 1st-place vote, 3 2nd-place votes, and 8 3rd-place votes.

Point guard Patrick Beverley also gained some recognition for his tenacious defensive play, finishing 17th in the voting with 2 3rd-place votes.

Here are the complete results:


1st Place Votes
2nd Place Votes
3rd Place Votes
1. Noah, Joakim, Chicago Bulls 100174555
2. Hibbert, Roy, Indiana Pacers 83618166
3. Jordan, DeAndre, Los Angeles Clippers 82312121
4. Ibaka, Serge, Oklahoma City Thunder 2171879
5. Iguodala, Andre, Golden State Warriors 172147
6. James, LeBron, Miami Heat 25631
7. George, Paul, Indiana Pacers 051530
8. Davis, Anthony, New Orleans Pelicans14825
8. Howard, Dwight, Houston Rockets131125
10. Bogut, Andrew, Golden State Warriors 11311
11. Leonard, Kawhi, San Antonio Spurs0309
12. Tucker, P.J., Phoenix Suns1016
13. Duncan, Tim, San Antonio Spurs0125
13. Paul, Chris, Los Angeles Clippers 0125
15. Ariza, Trevor, Washington Wizards0114
15. Gasol, Marc, Memphis Grizzlies0114
17. Beverley, Patrick, Houston Rockets0022


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