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Saturday / January 20.
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo leads LeBron James in NBA All-Star Game voting

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    The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, who made his NBA All-Star Game debut last season, is the leading vote-getter in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2018.

    Antetokounmpo received 863,416 votes to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (856,080) by 7,336 votes for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and overall after the first 12 days of fan voting.  In the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant leads with 767,402 votes and teammate Stephen Curry is next with 735,115 – a difference of 32,287 votes.

    The 67th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.  TNT will televise the midseason showcase at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, marking Turner Sports’ 33rd year of NBA All-Star coverage.

    TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters, including the two captains, on Thursday, Jan. 18. The team rosters will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 25 during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET.

    NBA ALL-STAR VOTING 2018 PRESENTED BY VERIZON

    Eastern Conference

     

    Frontcourt

    1          Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 863,416
    2          LeBron James (CLE) 856,080
    3          Joel Embiid (PHI) 433,161
    4          Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 359,459
    5          Kevin Love (CLE) 221,969
    6          Al Horford (BOS) 120,016
    7          Jayson Tatum (BOS) 98,586
    8          Andre Drummond (DET) 85,374
    9          Enes Kanter (NYK) 83,102
    10        Dwight Howard (CHA) 57,730

     

    Guards

    1          Kyrie Irving (BOS) 802,834
    2          DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 259,368
    3          Victor Oladipo (IND) 251,886
    4          Ben Simmons (PHI) 210,085
    5          John Wall (WAS) 175,990
    6          Dwyane Wade (CLE) 165,163
    7          Isaiah Thomas (CLE) 87,680
    8          Kyle Lowry (TOR) 85,070
    9          Bradley Beal (WAS) 71,079
    10        Jaylen Brown (BOS) 51,562

     

    Western Conference

     

    Frontcourt

    1          Kevin Durant (GSW) 767,402
    2          Anthony Davis (NOP) 393,000
    3          DeMarcus Cousins (NOP) 356,340
    4          Draymond Green (GSW) 325,612
    5          Paul George (OKC) 291,495
    6          Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 212,650
    7          Carmelo Anthony (OKC) 194,239
    8          Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 188,240
    9          Kyle Kuzma (LAL) 184,338
    10        LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS) 153,599

    Guards

    1          Stephen Curry (GSW) 735,115
    2          James Harden (HOU) 602,040
    3          Russell Westbrook (OKC) 438,469
    4          Klay Thompson (GSW) 359,442
    5          Manu Ginobili (SAS) 231,460
    6          Chris Paul (HOU) 174,343
    7          Damian Lillard (POR) 148,622
    8          Lonzo Ball (LAL) 120,817
    9          Devin Booker (PHO) 91,562
    10        Jimmy Butler (MIN) 88,009

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.