NBA announces 2015 All-Star Game starters, led by Stephen Curry and LeBron James

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The NBA announced the starting lineups for the 2015 All-Star Game on Thursday, January 22, with Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James standing as the leading vote-getters in their respective conferences.

Curry will be joined in the Western Conference's starting lineup by Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant in guard position, while Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin, Memphis Grizzlies Marc Gasol and New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis in the frontcourt.

James will be joined in the Eastern Conference's starting lineup by Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry and Washington Wizards John Wall in guard position, while New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony and Chicago Bulls Pau Gasol in the frontcourt.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, with the best record in the NBA, will coach the West All-Stars, becoming the first rookie coach to earn the All-Star berth since Indiana Pacers' Larry Bird in 1998.

The Hawks have been red-hot in the first half of the NBA season. That means head coach Mike Budenholzer and his staff will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.

Curry was the overall leading vote-getter with 1,513,324 votes. Davis received 1,369,911 votes, tops among Western Conference frontcourt players.

James received 1,470,483 votes to lead the East. Wall received 886,368 votes, tops among Eastern Conference backcourt players.

Fans had to vote for two guards and three frontcourt players. The reserves will be picked by the head coaches in each conference and be announced on January 29.

The Gasol brothers have been named for the first time in the starting five and will also make history as the first two brothers to face off against each other in an All-Star Game.

Bryant was named to his 17th NBA All-Star Game. But before the voting results were announced the Lakers had revealed the Black Mambam, third on the NBA's all-time scoring list, had suffered a torn rotator cuff in Wednesday night's game against the Pelicans, making it unlikely he will be able to play in the mid-season showcase. If he does not play, Houston Rockets guard and NBA-leading scorer James Harden would likely serve as his replacement in the starting lineup.

Commissioner Adam Silver would name an injury replacement if needed, and coaches Kerr of the West and Budenholzer of the East would determine who replaces an injured player in the lineup.

The 2015 All-Star Game is set for Sunday, February 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The final All-Star voting tallies are below.

Eastern Conference

  1. LeBron James (Cle) 1,470,483
  2. Pau Gasol (Chi) 974,177
  3. Carmelo Anthony (NY) 647,005
  4. Marcin Gortat (Was) 570,005
  5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 542,006
  6. Kevin Love (Cle) 386,208
  7. Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 231,741
  8. Joakim Noah (Chi) 203,718
  9. Nikola Vucevic (Orl) 129,293
  10. Paul Millsap (Atl) 121,938
  11. Al Horford (Atl) 114,955
  12. Al Jefferson (Cha) 110,980
  13. Kevin Garnett (BKN) 106,820
  14. Nikola Mirotic (Chi) 103,645
  15. Andre Drummond (Det) 86,717
  1. John Wall (Was) 886,368
  2. Kyle Lowry (Tor) 805,290
  3. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 789,839
  4. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 535,873
  5. Jimmy Butler (Chi) 455,756
  6. Derrick Rose (Chi) 379,994
  7. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 159,123
  8. Jeff Teague (Atl) 83,900
  9. Lou Williams (Tor) 82,135
  10. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 55,014

Western Conference

  1. Anthony Davis (NO) 1,369,911
  2. Marc Gasol (Mem) 795,121
  3. Blake Griffin (LAC) 700,615
  4. Tim Duncan (SA) 546,817
  5. Kevin Durant (OKC) 545,226
  6. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 498,131
  7. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 465,334
  8. Dwight Howard (Hou) 348,275
  9. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 292,557
  10. Rudy Gay (Sac) 144,702
  11. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 132,150
  12. DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 117,816
  13. Serge Ibaka (OKC) 107,223
  14. Draymond Green (GS) 99,039
  15. Tyson Chandler (Dal) 98,654
  1. Stephen Curry (GS) 1,513,324
  2. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,152,402
  3. James Harden (Hou) 1,069,368
  4. Chris Paul (LAC) 551,167
  5. Damian Lillard (Por) 365,417
  6. Klay Thompson (GS) 314,254
  7. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 248,758
  8. Rajon Rondo (Dal) 219,506
  9. Jeremy Lin (LAL) 216,246
  10. Mike Conley (Mem) 103,015
[Source: 2015 NBA All-Star]

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