By Scooby Axson
January 09, 2014

LeBron James(Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points, 6.5 assists and 6.7 rebounds. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant continue to lead their respective conferences in All-Star votes, according to the NBA.

The two are separated by only 21,854 votes after the third returns announced Thursday. With 1,076,063 votes, James has the most votes.

In the Eastern Conference, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has the second-highest vote total. Durant (1,054,209) is followed in the Western Conference by injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.

The East backcourt would currently feature Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (718,109) and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (652,522)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (677,372 votes) has overtaken Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (651,073) for the second backcourt spot in West.

MANNIX: Can the NBA's most fun team also be its best team?

Voting ends on Jan. 20, and starters will be announced Jan. 23. Reserves will be announced on  Jan. 30.

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