With 5 days remaining within the fan vote for the All-Star Game, back-to-back NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and reigning NBA MVP James Harden stay outdoors of the Western Convention beginning 5.

Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder’s Paul George stays forward of Durant within the West’s beginning 5 in the latest fan voting outcomes, the league introduced Thursday. George joins Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic within the convention’s frontcourt.

James Harden has scored not less than 40 factors in 9 of his previous 12 video games. Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports activities

Harden stays behind Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry within the voting for the convention’s backcourt.

James, who has been out since Dec. 27 with a groin damage, leads all gamers in the latest totals, and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is second total within the fan voting, which closes Jan. 21. Doncic stays within the No. 2 spot within the Western Convention, forward of Curry and Rose.

All-Star Vote Leaders

Participant Votes
LeBron James three,770,807
Luka Doncic three.301,825
Paul George 2,583,342
Kevin Durant 2,432,134
Stephen Curry 2,979,080
Derrick Rose 2,712,938
James Harden 2,315,093
Russell Westbrook 2,090,432
G Antetokounmpo three,626,909
Kawhi Leonard 2,882,227
Joel Embiid 2,292,511
Jayson Tatum 826,177
Kyrie Irving three,187,015
Dwyane Wade 1,738,043
Kemba Walker 1,156,040
Ben Simmons 941,368
— as of Jan. 17

Becoming a member of Antetokounmpo atop the Jap Convention vote are Toronto Raptors ahead Kawhi Leonard, Philadelphia 76ers large man Joel Embiid, Miami Warmth guard Dwyane Wade and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.

The fan vote, which opened Dec. 25, accounts for 50 % of the vote to decide the 10 All-Star starters.

Present NBA gamers account for 25 % of the vote, as does a media panel. Each voter will full one full poll that includes two guards and three frontcourt gamers from every convention. Voting for NBA gamers and media additionally concludes on Jan. 21.

The format used final season for drafting groups stays in place.

The highest vote-getters from every convention will function group captains. Every captain will draft rosters from the pool of gamers voted as starters and reserves in every convention. Captains can select gamers for his or her groups no matter convention affiliation.

Reserves might be decided by a vote of NBA head coaches. So if they don’t seem to be voted in as starters, gamers like Harden and Durant can have to make the group by means of the coaches’ vote.

The captains’ draft might be televised on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET on TNT. It was not televised in 2018, the primary yr of the captain format.

Durant and New Orleans Pelicans large man Anthony Davis are fourth and fifth, respectively, amongst Western Convention frontcourt gamers. Harden, who has scored not less than 40 factors in 9 of his previous 12 video games to lead the undermanned Houston Rockets, and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook stay the third and fourth guards, respectively, within the convention.

Within the Jap Convention, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker and 76ers guard Ben Simmons are third and fourth within the backcourt voting. Boston ahead Jayson Tatum and Philadelphia ahead Jimmy Butler are fourth and fifth, respectively, in convention frontcourt voting.

Different totals of word: Vince Carter, 41, stays in seventh amongst Jap Convention frontcourt gamers, and Lakers guard Lonzo Ball continues to be in eighth amongst Western Convention guards. Warriors middle DeMarcus Cousins — who hasn’t performed an NBA recreation in practically 12 months due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon however is anticipated to return Friday — stays 10th amongst Western Convention frontcourt gamers. He’s one spot forward of teammate Draymond Inexperienced.

The All-Star starters — and captains — might be introduced Jan. 24. Reserves might be introduced Jan. 31.

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