Final All-Star ballot returns

Five Bulls players listed among Eastern Conference vote leaders

Jan. 8, 2015 – LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead their respective conferences and are separated by only 13,285 votes after the third returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2015. James has 971,299 votes compared with 958,014 for Curry, who trailed by 20,324 votes following the second returns issued a week ago. The New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis sits in third place overall with 922,381. Balloting concludes on Monday, Jan. 19.

The 64th NBA All-Star Game will tip off Sunday, Feb. 15, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories and will be heard in 47 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 13th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports' 30th year of NBA All-Star coverage.

James, the Chicago Bulls’ Pau Gasol (527,582) and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (456,186) pace the Eastern Conference’s frontcourt players. The Washington Wizards’ John Wall (564,977) is the East’s leading vote-getter in the backcourt, followed by the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (507,326).

Curry is joined in the Western Conference backcourt by the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (862,568). The West frontcourt is led, in order, by Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin (490,786) and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol (476,660).

NBA All-Star Balloting 2015 gives fans around the world the opportunity to vote for their favorite players to start in the All-Star Game 2015. For the first time ever, the official NBA All-Star Ballot includes all current NBA players. Fans continue to select two guards and three frontcourt players.

As part of the NBA’s all-digital program, fans can vote on NBA.com; through social media networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblog; and via SMS text.

Fans can vote by visiting Bulls.com/votebulls

Starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 22, during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET, featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith. The special will air before TNT’s exclusive doubleheader featuring the San Antonio Spurs at the Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET) and the Brooklyn Nets at the Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET).

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

  1. LeBron James (Cle) 971,299
  2. Pau Gasol (Chi) 527,582
  3. Carmelo Anthony (NY) 456,186
  4. Chris Bosh (Mia) 354,609
  5. Kevin Love (Cle) 260,269
  6. Marcin Gortat (Was) 155,636
  7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 139,307
  8. Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 125,796
  9. Al Jefferson (Cha) 77,518
  10. Kevin Garnett (BKN) 76,595
  11. Nikola Vucevic (Orl) 68,722
  12. Paul Pierce (Was) 59,264
  13. Paul Millsap (Atl) 55,224
  14. Nikola Mirotic (Chi) 52,562
  15. Al Horford (Atl) 48,465

Guards

  1. John Wall (Was) 564,977
  2. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 507,326
  3. Kyle Lowry (Tor) 406,974
  4. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 372, 065
  5. Jimmy Butler (Chi) 263,914
  6. Derrick Rose (Chi) 240,092
  7. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 97,093
  8. Louis Williams (Tor) 43,652
  9. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 31,700
  10. Bradley Beal (Was) 28,387

Western Conference

Frontcourt

  1. Anthony Davis (NO) 922,381
  2. Blake Griffin (LAC) 490,786
  3. Marc Gasol (Mem) 476,660
  4. Tim Duncan (SA) 374,814
  5. Kevin Durant (OKC) 330,297
  6. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 315,405
  7. Dwight Howard (Hou) 211,531
  8. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 209,742
  9. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 186,017
  10. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 115,194
  11. Rudy Gay (Sac) 97,856
  12. DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 75,777
  13. Tyson Chandler (Dal) 63,906
  14. Nick Young (LAL) 62,502
  15. Serge Ibaka (OKC) 60,842

Guards

  1. Stephen Curry (GS) 958,014
  2. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 862,568
  3. James Harden (Hou) 690,843
  4. Chris Paul (LAC) 401,945
  5. Damian Lillard (Por) 210,794
  6. Klay Thompson (GS) 170,827
  7. Rajon Rondo (Dal) 165,427
  8. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 159,264
  9. Jeremy Lin (LAL) 148,763
  10. Tony Parker (SA) 75,325

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