Honor Roll

SI's midseason awards have a decidedly Boston flavor
February 18, 2008

MVP: KEVIN GARNETT, Celtics (left)

He is the all-around leader of the league's dominant team, which was a laughingstock last year.

Rookie of the Year: KEVIN DURANT, Sonics (right)

No one in his class comes close to matching his production, thanks to his substantial role in rebuilding Seattle.

Defensive Player of the Year: KEVIN GARNETT, Celtics

He's turned one of the league's worst defensive teams into its best.

Most Improved Player: DWIGHT HOWARD, Magic (bottom right)

The hardest jump for a player is the one from very good to great, and Howard has made it.

Sixth Man: MANU GINÓBILI, Spurs

Shame on the Western coaches for not voting him an All-Star.

Coach of the Year: DOC RIVERS, Celtics

He's persuaded three headliners to play together—under the direction of a second-year point guard.

Executive of the Year: DANNY AINGE, Celtics

His summer blockbuster set the trend for ambitious moves (see: the Lakers and the Suns).

FIRST-TEAM ALL-NBA

F KEVIN GARNETT, Celtics

F LEBRON JAMES, Cavaliers

C DWIGHT HOWARD, Magic

G KOBE BRYANT, Lakers

G STEVE NASH, Suns

FIRST-TEAM ALL-DEFENSIVE

F KEVIN GARNETT, Celtics

F BRUCE BOWEN, Spurs

C MARCUS CAMBY, Nuggets

G KOBE BRYANT, Lakers

G CHRIS PAUL, Hornets

PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER (GARNETT) PHOTODAVID LIAM KYLE/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (DURANT) PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (HOWARD)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)