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2014 NBA All-Star Game Starters Announced!

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The NBA has announced it’s 2014 All-Star Game starters for next month in New Orleans. Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will all make their first starts as All-Stars and some interesting news to take away is that Dwight Howard misses the starting line up for a first time in a long time!

Via NBA.com

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors will start in his first NBA All-Star Game, having secured the top spot among Western Conference backcourt players after the final returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2014 presented by Sprint. Curry (1,047,281) is joined in the West backcourt by the L.A. Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (988,884), who was selected to play in his 16th All-Star Game, second all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19). LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the leading overall vote-getter with 1,416,419 votes, followed closely by Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who finished with 1,396,294 votes.

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be exclusively televised on TNT from New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16. The All-Star Game, also broadcast live on ESPN Radio, will collectively reach fans in 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.

James, an All-Star for the 10th time in 11 seasons, is joined in East’s frontcourt by the Indiana Pacers’ Paul George (1,211,318) and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (935,702). The Heat’s Dwyane Wade (929,542) and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (860,221) comprise the Eastern Conference’s starting backcourt. Wade is also making his 10th trip to the All-Star Game in 11 seasons.

Durant, who earned his fifth All-Star nod, is joined in the frontcourt in the West by the L.A. Clippers’ Blake Griffin (688,466) and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love (661,246), who overtook the Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard for the final starting frontcourt spot in the West. It’s the fourth straight All-Star nod for Griffin, while Love is set to play in his third All-Star Game.

Full Voting Results: 

The final returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2014 presented by Sprint:

Eastern Conference

Carmelo Anthony, New York
Paul George, Indiana
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland
LeBron James, Miami
Dwyane Wade, Miam
Head coach: Frank Vogel, Indiana

Western Conference

Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
Stephen Curry, Golden State
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
Kevin Love, Minnesota
Head coach TBA

NBA All-Star 2014 Balloting presented by Sprint

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James (Mia) 1,416,419

2. Paul George (Ind) 1,211,318

3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 935,702

4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 524,809

5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 406,867

6. Kevin Garnett (Bkn) 209,398

7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 181,145

8. Andre Drummond (Det) 163,798

9. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 137,512

10. Luol Deng (Cle) 121,754

11. Jeff Green (Bos) 121,040

12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 103,502

13. David West (Ind) 95,363

14. Paul Pierce (Bkn) 95,034

15. Josh Smith (Det) 75,433

Backcourt

1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 929,542

2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 860,221

3. John Wall (Was) 393,129

4. Derrick Rose (Chi) 359,546

5. Ray Allen (Mia) 250,909

6. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 174,654

7. Lance Stephenson (Ind) 148,382

8. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 131,228

9. George Hill (Ind) 129,533

10. Deron Williams (Bkn) 126,423

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,396,294

2. Blake Griffin (LAC) 688,466

3. Kevin Love (Min) 661,246

4. Dwight Howard (Hou) 653,318

5. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 609,172

6. Tim Duncan (SA) 492,657

7. Anthony Davis (NO) 286,247

8. Andre Iguodala (GS) 266,611

9. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 255,005

10. Pau Gasol (LAL) 247,323

11. David Lee (GS) 232,210

12. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 201,873

13. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 174,512

14. Omer Asik (Hou) 130,344

15. Andrew Bogut (GS) 127,947

Backcourt

1. Stephen Curry (GS) 1,047,281

2. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 988,884

3. Chris Paul (LAC) 804,309

4. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 628,818

5. James Harden (Hou) 470,381

6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 317,338

7. Damian Lillard (Por) 280,966

8. Tony Parker (SA) 258,751

9. Klay Thompson (GS) 162,984

10. Ricky Rubio (Min) 124,230

 

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