NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Reigning two-time MVP Steve Nash of Phoenix Thursday was among those named to the NBA All First Team.
The point guard, who was a unanimous selection, made the first team for the third straight season after leading the NBA in assists during the regular season with a career-high 11.6 per game.
He is the first NBA player to average at least 18 points (18.6) and 11 assists per contest since the Lakers' Magic Johnson in the 1990-91 season.
Also named were Phoenix center Amare Stoudemire (20.4 points and 9.6 rebounds), San Antonio forward Tim Duncan (20 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists), shooting guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (31.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists) and Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki (24.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game).
Bryant was just the second player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in four straight games this season.