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The NBA announced the 2021-22 All-Defensive Team, headlined by Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart. 

Smart received 99 First-Team votes, finishing with the most points among vote-getters (198). It’s the third time Smart has been voted All-Defensive First Team in his seven-year career. 

Last month, the 28-year-old became the first guard since Hall of Famer Gary Payton in 1996 to win Defensive Player of the Year honors. 

Phoenix Suns guard Mikal Bridges earned All-Defensive honors for the first time. The runner-up to Smart for DPOY, Bridges received 95 first-team votes for 193 points.  


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