Howard finished ahead of 2011-12 NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Why the difference?
The league's 30 head coaches voted for the all-defensive teams, while sports writers and broadcasters voted for the Defensive Player of the Year award.
Howard received 16 first-team votes and nine second-team votes.
Chandler garnered 13 first-team votes and 10 second-team votes.
Howard won the league's rebounding title, averaging 14.5 rebounds per game. He also led the league in defensive rebounding (10.8).