2011-12 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 2012

NBA Champion: Miami Heat

NBA Finals:  Oklahoma City Thunder (W)  1  Miami Heat (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: LeBron James (Miami Heat)

Main players: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers (Miami Heat), Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder).

Best players for the 2011-12 season

Regular Season MVP: LeBron James (Miami Heat).

All-NBA first team: Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), LeBron James (Miami Heat), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic).

All-NBA second team: Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers), Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves), Andrew Bynum (Los Angeles Lakers).

All-NBA third team: Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsKevin DurantSF/PFOklahoma City Thunder28.0
ReboundsDwight HowardCOrlando Magic14.5
BlocksSerge IbakaPFOklahoma City Thunder3.7
AssistsRajon RondoPGBoston Celtics11.7
StealsChris PaulPGLos Angeles Clippers2.5
EfficiencyLeBron JamesSF/PFMiami Heat30.7
3-point field goalsRyan AndersonPFOrlando Magic166

NBA Sixth Man: James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder).

Most Improved Player: Ryan Anderson (Orlando Magic).

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 2011-12 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
LeBron James620.610.02/18.8553.20.87/2.4036.36.24/8.1077.00.10.10.00.10.00.4
Kevin Durant660.69.74/19.6549.62.02/5.2138.86.53/7.5986.00.10.10.00.10.00.4
Chris Paul600.67.08/14.8347.71.32/3.5537.24.33/5.0386.10.10.20.00.00.00.3
Andrew Bynum600.67.40/13.2755.80.02/0.0825.03.90/5.6369.30.20.00.00.00.00.3
Blake Griffin660.58.50/15.4854.90.03/0.2412.53.70/7.0952.20.20.00.00.00.00.3
Pau Gasol650.67.06/14.1150.00.11/0.4226.23.14/4.0278.10.20.10.00.00.00.3
Al Jefferson610.68.46/17.1849.20.02/0.0728.62.25/2.9077.60.20.00.00.00.00.3
David Lee570.78.14/16.1850.30.00/0.090.03.84/4.9178.20.20.00.00.00.00.4
Josh Smith660.57.64/16.6845.80.42/1.6525.53.08/4.8863.10.10.10.00.00.00.3
Kobe Bryant580.79.90/23.0343.01.50/4.9530.36.57/7.7884.40.10.10.00.10.00.5

Best defensive players for the 2011-12 season

Defensive Player of the Year: Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks).

All-Defensive first team: Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Tony Allen (Memphis Grizzlies), LeBron James (Miami Heat), Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic).

All-Defensive second team: Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls), Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics), Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 2011-12 season

Rookie of the Year: Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers).

All-Rookies first team: Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Iman Shumpert (New York Knicks), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets).

All-Rookies second team: Isaiah Thomas (Sacramento Kings), MarShon Brooks (New Jersey Nets), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers).

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MONTHEASTWEST
JanuaryLeBron James (Miami Heat)Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
FebruaryLeBron James (Miami Heat)Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
MarchPaul Pierce (Boston Celtics)Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
AprilCarmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)

Eastern Players of the Week: Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics), Drew Gooden (Milwaukee Bucks), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), Ersan Ilyasova (Milwaukee Bucks), LeBron James (Miami Heat) (6), Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks), Jeremy Lin (New York Knicks), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics) (2), Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) (2).

Western Players of the Week: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Andrew Bynum (Los Angeles Lakers) (2), Goran Dragic (Houston Rockets), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (3), Monta Ellis (Golden State Warriors), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies), Al Jefferson (Utah Jazz), Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets), Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) (2).

2012 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Steve NashPGPhoenix Suns
Russell WestbrookPGOklahoma City Thunder
Chris PaulPGLos Angeles Clippers
Tony ParkerPGSan Antonio Spurs
Kobe BryantSG/SFLos Angeles Lakers
Kevin DurantSF/PFOklahoma City Thunder
Dirk NowitzkiPFDallas Mavericks
Kevin LovePF/CMinnesota Timberwolves
LaMarcus AldridgePF/CPortland Trail Blazers
Blake GriffinPF/CLos Angeles Clippers
Marc GasolCMemphis Grizzlies
Andrew BynumCLos Angeles Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Deron WilliamsPGNew Jersey Nets
Derrick RosePGChicago Bulls
Rajon RondoPGBoston Celtics
Dwyane WadeSGMiami Heat
Andre IguodalaSF/SGPhiladelphia 76ers
Joe Johnson*SF/SGAtlanta Hawks
Paul PierceSFBoston Celtics
Luol DengSFChicago Bulls
LeBron JamesSF/PFMiami Heat
Carmelo AnthonySF/PFNew York Knicks
Chris BoshPF/CMiami Heat
Dwight HowardCOrlando Magic
Roy HibbertCIndiana Pacers

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder).

More awards

Citizenship award: Pau Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers).

Sportsmanship award: Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks).