James, Durant continue to top All-Star balloting

The Sports NetworkJanuary 9, 2014 

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James of Miami and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant remain the top vote-getters for the NBA All-Star Game.

This season's game will be played Feb. 16 in New Orleans.

James is the league's top overall vote-getter with 1,076,063 votes, followed in the Eastern Conference by Indiana's Paul George (899,671) and New York's Carmelo Anthony (702,869).

Dwyane Wade, James' Heat teammate, is the leader in the East among guards with 718,109 votes and is followed by Cleveland's Kyrie Irving at 652,522.

Durant tops the Western Conference with 1,054,209 votes and is joined in the frontcourt by Houston's Dwight Howard (509,116) and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (500,964).

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who has played in just six games this season due to an Achilles injury and fractured knee, leads Western Conference backcourt players with 844,538 votes and is followed by Golden State's Stephen Curry at 677,372. Curry slipped past the Clippers' Chris Paul, who has 651,073 votes.

Voting will continue through Jan. 20 and the starters will be announced on Jan. 23.

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