DeAndre Jordan finishes third for NBA Defensive Player of the Year
APR 21, 2014 9:49p ET
On Monday, Jordan got close.
Noah received 100 of a possible 125 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters and totaled 555 points. Hibbert had 155 points, and Jordan had eight first-place votes and 121 points.
"I think that's a great step forward for DeAndre, and he should look at it that way," Rivers said Monday, before the Clippers and Warriors met in Game 2 at Staples Center. "I'm sure he's disappointed."
Jordan, 25, had a breakout season, totaling a career-high 42 double-doubles (points and rebounds). His previous high in any season was 12.
He also led the NBA in field-goal percentage (67.5 percent), joining Wilt Chamberlain and Dwight Howard as the only players to lead the league in both rebounds and field-goal percentage.