LeBron James, Stephen Curry continue to lead NBA All-Star voting

Thursday January 1st, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry remain atop the voting for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game in the second returns announced by the league on Thursday.

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be played Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

James has received 775,810 votes, while Curry has 755,486 votes in the balloting. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is third overall with 732,154 votes, while Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is fourth with 694,666 votes.

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In the East backcourt, Washington Wizards guard John Wall leads with 439,395 votes, followed by Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (396,757) and Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers (308,727). The East frontcourt is led by James, Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol (372,109) and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (365,449).

The West backcourt is led by Curry, Bryant and Houston Rockets guard James Harden, while the frontcourt leaders in balloting are Davis, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (343,587). Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, last year’s Most Valuable Player and a five-time All-Star, is fifth among Western Conference frontcourt players.

If the balloting ended today, the East would have a starting lineup of Wall, James, Wade, Anthony and Pau Gasol. The West's starters would be Curry, Bryant, Davis, Griffin and Marc Gasol.

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