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

By Michael Ma

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

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.

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