NBA All-Star Game 2018: New Format, Potential Starters & Captains

NBA All-Star Game 2018: New Format, Potential Starters & Captains

NBA All-Star Game 2018: New Format, Potential Starters & Captains

One week after the first 2018 All-Star voting returns were out, the NBA has released the official second voting returns through the 2018 NBA All-Star Twitter account earlier today.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry have taken the overall lead in their respective conferences.

James and Antetokounmpo are followed in the East frontcourt by the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (784,287) and the New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis (640,928).

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving leads all East guards with 1,370,643 votes, followed by Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan (537,168). Curry, who has received just under 1.4 million, has a narrow edge on Durant among West players.

Current NBA players and a panel of basketball media make up the rest of the ballot, each accounting for 25 percent of the voting, which concludes on Monday.

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Immediately behind Curry in the West guard category are Houston's James Harden (978,540) and reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook (791,332) of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Voting not only decides the starters but the two captains of each team which is apart of the new All-Star format.

Among the frontcourt players, Durant leads with 1,326,759 votes, while New Orleans Pelicans big Anthony Davis comes in second with 664,687.

The 67th NBA All-Star Game takes place February 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The league's coaches will determine the reserve pool and the captains will complete their rosters picking from that group.

The All-Star starters and the two captains will be announced on January 18, with the National Basketball Association coaches choosing the reserves by January 23.

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