Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Kevin Durant and Steph Curry Lead Western Conference All-Star Voting

Kevin Durant and Steph Curry Lead Western Conference All-Star Voting

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is the leading vote-getter among all players with 863,416 and finds himself ahead of Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James by nearly 7,500 votes.

The first results of the Eastern Conference All-Star voting were released Friday (AEDT) with Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting just ahead of LeBron James, and the Bucks star already knows who he would draft first to be on his team. The 10 starters - two guards and three frontcourt players per conference - will continue to be chosen by a combination of fans (50% of the vote), current players (25%) and basketball media (25%).

In the West, Durant is joined at the top of the frontcourt by two members of the New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis (393,000) and DeMarcus Cousins (356,340). The second (LeBron James) and third vote getters (Kyrie Irving) are both in the Eastern Conference, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are fourth and fifth, respectively, in total votes so far. West game this year-instead, the two captains will pick from the entire pool of players voted in by fans, media and their peers. The 14 reserves for the game will be selected by the NBA's head coaches. Draymond Green is now sitting in fourth-place among Western Conference forwards with 325,612 votes, and Klay Thompson is in fourth-place among guards with 359,442 votes. For the guards, Curry is followed by the Houston Rockets' James Harden (602,040) and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (438,469).

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There are a bunch of different ways to vote for the All-Star reps, and the fan portion of the voting is open until January 15.

The 2018 NBA All-Star game takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday February 18.

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