No Rockets Voted NBA All Stars

Published On: Jan 17 2013 07:27:25 PM CST

Kobe Bryant has been voted to his NBA-record 15th consecutive All-Star start, leading four Los Angeles players into next month's game.
Lakers teammate Dwight Howard and the Clippers' Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will join Bryant in the Western Conference lineup for the Feb. 17 game in Houston. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, the MVP of last year's game, rounds out the five.

Kevin Garnett held off Chris Bosh in fan balloting, giving the East two Boston Celtics and two Miami Heat players. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will represent the defending champions and receive passes from Rajon Rondo. New York's Carmelo Anthony is the other starter.

Bryant finished with 1,591,437 votes, edging James by about 7,800 to finish as the leading vote-getter and break a tie with Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry West and Karl Malone for the most consecutive starting nods.

Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge -- who played in his first All-Star Game last season -- finished 11th in the Western Conference frontcourt ballot with 160,197 votes.

Former Lake Oswego High School star Kevin Love was sixth in frontcourt votes with 283,458. Love played in the last two All-Star Games, but is out with a fractured hand that has sidelined him for 17 games.



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