All-Star votes not kind to OKC

All-Star votes not kind to OKC

Meanwhile, the Eastern Conference race is a lot more interesting with LeBron James edging out Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyrie Irving. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid is the third-leading vote-getter in the East frontcourt category with 784,287.

In the Western Conference, Curry has amassed 1,369,658 votes, taking him clear of teammate Kevin Durant with 1,326,059. Houston Rockets' James Harden (978,540) and Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (791,332) are second and third, respectively. Other notable movers were Draymond Green, who passed DeMarcus Cousins and now stands with the third and final starting spot; rookie Kyle Kuzma, who passed former Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns; Lonzo Ball, another Lakers rookie, passed Damian Lillard for the 7th spot; and Jimmy Butler moved past Devin Booker.

With fans making up 50 percent of the voting (active National Basketball Association players and National Basketball Association media make up 25 percent each), it's likely James and Curry will be the team captains under the new All-Star setup.

Voting for the All-Star game for fans, players and media ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday.

Fan votes make up for 50 percent, while votes from current players and a media panel each make up 25 percent to determine the starters (top two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference).

Coaches will then choose the reserves and the two top vote-getters from each conference get to pick their teammates from the pool.

The 67th NBA All-Star Game takes place February 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The All-Star starters will be announced in one week, on January 18 on TNT.

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