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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Melo still second in East All-Star voting

By Jared Zwerling

Carmelo Anthony is the second frontcourt player in the latest Eastern Conference All-Star voting, released by the NBA on Thursday. LeBron James is first with 1,151,304 votes and Melo has 1,054,099.

Both players lead the East, but Kobe Bryant is No. 1 overall with 1,177,456 votes and Kevin Durant has 1,088,797.

Tyson Chandler remains at fifth on the East frontcourt list with 315,752 votes and Amar'e Stoudemire dropped from 10th to 11th with 104,109. In the backcourt, Raymond Felton, who could be out until right before All-Star Weekend in Houston, is still seventh with 77,123 votes.

Here's the entire Eastern and Western Conference leaderboard:

LeBron James (Mia) 1,151,304 Dwyane Wade (Mia) 765,077
Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 1,054,099 Rajon Rondo (Bos) 675,822
Kevin Garnett (Bos) 390,751 Deron Williams (BKN) 350,618
Chris Bosh (Mia) 362,973 Kyrie Irving (Cle) 308,878
Tyson Chandler (NYK) 315,752 Ray Allen (Mia) 232,441
Paul Pierce (Bos) 205,096 Monta Ellis (Mil) 84,609
Joakim Noah (Chi) 158,743 Raymond Felton (NYK) 77,123
Josh Smith (Atl) 131,508 Jrue Holiday (Phi) 66,514
Anderson Varejao (Cle) 116,166 Jason Terry (Bos) 62,189
Shane Battier (Mia) 107,190 Brandon Jennings (Mil) 56,826
Amar’e Stoudemire (NYK) 104,109
Andrew Bynum (Phi) 93,611
Luol Deng (Chi) 90,736
Brook Lopez (BKN) 76,695
Jeff Green (Bos) 62,367

Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,088,797 Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,177,456
Dwight Howard (LAL) 716,671 Chris Paul (LAC) 651,893
Blake Griffin (LAC) 593,024 Jeremy Lin (Hou) 605,624
Tim Duncan (SA) 352,534 James Harden (Hou) 337,585
Pau Gasol (LAL) 239,440 Russell Westbrook (OKC) 268,558
Kevin Love (Min) 221,291 Steve Nash (LAL) 202,274
Omer Asik (Hou) 160,935 Tony Parker (SA) 128,966
Rudy Gay (Mem) 140,864 Ricky Rubio (Min) 112,352
Serge Ibaka (OKC) 134,172 Stephen Curry (GS) 97,761
Marc Gasol (Mem) 114,465 Manu Ginobili (SA) 84,564
LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 111,156
Zach Randolph (Mem) 111,046
Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 106,623
Metta World Peace (LAL) 106,025
Chandler Parsons (Hou) 93,057

Balloting will conclude on Jan. 14, and starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 17 during a special one-hour pregame show at 7 p.m. ET, featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith.

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