Curry closes gap on LeBron for All-Star vote lead
NEW YORK, USA – Stephen Curry, who has sparked the Golden State Warriors to the NBA's top record, closes the gap on LeBron James in fan balloting for February's NBA All-Star Game.
Updated results announced Thursday, January 8 (Friday in PH) by the league showed 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player James, who has been sidelined by back and knee injuries the past two weeks, leading overall voting with 971,299 with Curry second at 958,014, trimming the deficit to 13,285 after trailing by 20,324 a week ago.
Voting concludes on January 19 with results announced three days later, revealing the opening lineups for the Eastern and Western conference squads in the 64th NBA All-Star Game, to be played February 15, at New York's Madison Square Garden.
James, Chicago's Pau Gasol (527,582) and New York's Carmelo Anthony (456,186) leads East frontcourt voting, with Miami's Chris Bosh a distant fourth with over 100,000 votes behind Anthony.
Washington's John Wall (564,977) and Miami's Dwyane Wade (507,326) own the East backcourt spots with Toronto's Kyle Lowry third, also more than 100,000 votes behind a starting spot.
In the West, Curry is joined in the backcourt by Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant (862,568) with NBA scoring leader James Harden of Houston a distant third with 690,843.
The West forward lineup features New Orleans Pelicans young star Anthony Davis (922,381), Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (490,786) and Spanish big man Marc Gasol (476,660) of the Memphis Grizzlies. San Antonio's Tim Duncan is fourth, more than 100,000 votes behind Gasol.
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