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Curry, LeBron, Durant lead in early NBA All-Star voting


Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates against the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at Chase Center.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports activities)

NEW YORK – Stephen Curry, LeBron James and Kevin Durant remained the main vote-getters within the second spherical of balloting returns for the NBA All-Star Recreation launched Thursday by the league.

Two-time NBA Most Helpful Participant and three-time NBA champion Curry, who final month broke the NBA profession document for 3-point baskets by sinking his 2,974th, set the general tempo by topping the Western Convention guards at 4,463,426 votes.

Los Angeles Lakers star James, a four-time MVP and four-time league champion, was second general and led the Western Convention frontcourt with 4,386,392 votes.

NBA scoring chief Durant, the 2014 NBA MVP and twice an NBA champion alongside Curry with the Golden State Warriors, led the Japanese Convention general and within the frontcourt with 4,088,334 votes.

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks during the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 10, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets   (Getty Photos through AFP)

The 71st NBA All-Star Recreation might be staged on February 20 at Cleveland. Weighted voting to resolve All-Star starters will embody 50% from followers and 25% every from gamers and a media panel.

Crew captains would be the gamers who led every convention in voting, which in the meanwhile stay Durant and Curry. They’ll choose rosters from accessible gamers no matter convention.

Memphis guard Ja Morant moved from third to second in Western Convention backcourt voting to grab the lead for a beginning berth whereas Atlanta’s Trae Younger rose to second amongst Japanese Convention guards to maneuver right into a starter’s spot.

Within the West, Morant was second behind Curry on 1,633,313 votes to edge forward of Slovenia’s Luka Doncic of Dallas, who was third on 1,410,605. Per week in the past, Doncic led Morant by 118,657 votes.

Trailing James within the West frontcourt have been Denver’s Nikola Jokic of Serbia on 3,016,380 and Golden State’s Andrew Wiggins on 1,829,733.

Wiggins nosed 56,286 forward of fourth place Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers, who was forward of Wiggins by 139,236 votes per week in the past.

Within the East frontcourt, Durant is trailed by Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks, who ranks fourth general on 3,808,458, and Philadelphia’s Cameroonian large man Joel Embiid on 2,357,404.

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks makes a basket against the Boston Celtics in the second half at Fiserv Forum on December 25, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks  (Getty Photos through AFP)

Amongst East guards, Chicago’s DeMar DeRozan set the tempo with 2,973,854 with the opposite beginning place held by Younger on 1,596,301.

Brooklyn’s James Harden had been second per week in the past by just below 30,000 votes greater than Younger however he slid to fourth on 1,433,217 — additionally trailing third-place Chicago’s Zach LaVine on 1,442,571.

Voting might be up to date subsequent Thursday, two days earlier than the voting deadline.

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