Durant, Bryant lead All-Stars for Western Conference
BY Associated Press
Friday, January 18, 2013
1/18/13 at 5:48 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, the MVP of last year's NBA All-Star Game, will be in the Western Conference starting lineup for this year's contest, set for Feb. 17 in Houston.
He will be joined in the starting five by the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, who was voted to his NBA-record 15th consecutive All-Star start. Bryant leads four Los Angeles players into the game, including his Lakers teammate Dwight Howard and the Clippers' Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the former University of Oklahoma star.
Boston's Kevin Garnett won fan balloting. Miami's LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will represent the defending champs and receive passes from Celtic Rajon Rondo. New York's Carmelo Anthony is the other starter.