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2015 NBA All-Star 3rd Ballot Returns

The NBA released the third round of All-star balloting for the 2015 NBA All-Star game and the starters are starting to become clear.

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NEW YORK, 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 presented by Sprint. 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).

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

Starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 22, during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader.com 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).

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