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Anthony Davis remains second, DeMarcus Cousins now fourth in All-Star voting

In the second fan returns for NBA All-Star voting, Anthony Davis (664,687) remains in second place for the Western Conference front court. Golden State’s Draymond Green (616,730) has moved ahead of DeMarcus Cousins (587,835) to take third place. Golden State's Kevin Durant (1,326,059) leads the front-court voting.

For the Western Conference guards, Stephen Curry (1,369,658) sits in first place with the Rockets' James Harden (978,540), and Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (791,332) in second and third.

In the Eastern Conference and overall, LeBron James takes the lead for all votes with 1,622,838. Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo is in second behind James with 1,480,954.

Fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters for the 67th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (7 p.m. central, TNT).  All current NBA players and a panel of basketball media account for 25 percent each, with every participant completing one full ballot featuring two guards and three front-court players from each conference.  Voting for fans, players and media will conclude on Monday, Jan. 15 at 10:59 p.m. central.  

Under a new All-Star Game format that replaces the traditional matchup between conferences, two captains will choose the rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves.  The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.

The All-Star Game starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 18 during TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader at 6 p.m. ET.  The network will unveil the reserves, as selected by NBA head coaches, on Tuesday, Jan. 23 during TNT NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET.  The team rosters will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 25 in a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off at 7 p.m. ET.

NBA ALL-STAR VOTING 2018 PRESENTED BY VERIZON: SECOND FAN RETURNS

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James (CLE) 1,622,838

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) 1,480,954

3. Joel Embiid (PHI) 784,287   

4. Kristaps Porzingis (NYK) 640,928

5. Kevin Love (CLE) 458,157

6. Al Horford (BOS) 229,906   

7. Jayson Tatum (BOS) 213,499

8. Enes Kanter (NYK) 159,010

9. Andre Drummond (DET) 139,226    

10. Dwight Howard (CHA) 111,768

Guards

1. Kyrie Irving (BOS) 1,370,643

2. DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 537,168

3. Ben Simmons (PHI) 397,942

4. Victor Oladipo (IND) 385,448

5. Dwyane Wade (CLE) 353,273

6. John Wall (WAS) 328,215

7. Isaiah Thomas (CLE) 252,552

8. Kyle Lowry (TOR) 176,590
9. Bradley Beal (WAS) 151,765

10. Jaylen Brown (BOS) 103,622

 

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1. Kevin Durant (GSW) 1,326,059

2. Anthony Davis (NOP) 664,687         

3. Draymond Green (GSW) 616,730

4. DeMarcus Cousins (NOP) 587,835

5. Paul George (OKC) 547,582

6. Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 446,133

7. Carmelo Anthony (OKC) 378,718

8. Kyle Kuzma (LAL) 325,903

9. Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN) 320,884

10. LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS) 315,918 

Guards

1. Stephen Curry (GSW) 1,369,658

2. James Harden (HOU) 978,540
3. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 791,332

4. Klay Thompson (GSW) 686,825

5. Manu Ginobili (SAS) 657,827

6. Chris Paul (HOU) 331,522

7. Lonzo Ball (LAL) 294,197

8. Damian Lillard (POR) 266,519

9. Jimmy Butler (MIN) 173,245

10. Devin Booker (PHO) 162,970

After all votes are tallied, players will be ranked in each conference by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups – fan votes, player votes and media votes.  Each player’s score will be calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes.  The five players (two guards and three frontcourt players) with the best score in each conference will be named NBA All-Star Game starters.  Fan voting will serve as the tiebreaker for players in a position group with the same score.

 How Fans Can Vote:

 

  • NBA.com voting page at NBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on NBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser.  Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.  During the five “2-for-1 Days,” votes through this channel are counted twice.  The first two 2-for-1 Days were Dec. 31 and Jan. 4, and the remaining three are Jan. 11, Jan. 12 and Jan. 15.

 

  • NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS.  Fans can fill out one full ballot per day and select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.  During 2-for-1 Days, votes through this channel are counted twice.

 

  • Facebook: Post the player’s first and last name along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE on your personal Facebook account.  Each post may include only one player’s name.  Fans may post votes for 10 unique players per day.

 

  • Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with an NBA player’s first and last name or Twitter handle, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE.  Each tweet may include only one player’s name or handle.  Fans may vote for 10 unique players per day.

 

  • Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Team Name” and use respective voting cards to select teams and then players.  Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day.

 

  • Amazon Alexa:  To vote via Amazon Alexa, the user must have an Alexa-enabled device and enable the “NBA All-Star” skill.  To submit a vote, the user can open the skill with, “Alexa, open NBA All-Star,” and then request to vote for his or her player of choice.  Voters can submit a maximum of one player name per request to Alexa.  Users can submit votes for 10 unique players per Amazon account each day.

 

  • Sina Weibo and Tencent: To vote on Sina Weibo (weibo.com), the user must have a Sina Weibo account.  To vote on Sina Weibo, voters must visit China.NBA.com/vote, and select up to 10 players.  To vote on Tencent NBA Community, the user must have a QQ account.  To vote via Tencent NBA Community, voters must visit China.NBA.com/vote and select up to 10 players.  During 2-for-1 Days, votes through Sina Weibo and Tencent are counted twice.