Feb 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Western Conference guard Russell Westbrook (0) of the Oklahoma City Thunder lays the ball up past Eastern Conference center Brook Lopez (11) of the Brooklyn Nets and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers during the 2013 NBA All Star Game at the Toyota Center. The West defeated the East 143-138. Mandatory Credit: Erik S. Lesser/EPA-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Latest Eastern Conference All-Star balloting

The latest returns from the NBA’s All-Star balloting are in and well, they are exactly what you would expect.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James lead all voters with 854,105 votes although Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (850, 728) is closing in on him in the west.

The NBA has changed the balloting to three frontcourt players and two backcourt players, meaning James would be joined by two other forwards, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks. James’ Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving would start in the backcourt.

Here are the second returns, courtesy of the NBA.

Frontcourt

  1. LeBron James (Mia) 854,105
  2. Paul George (Ind) 712,808
  3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 580,795
  4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 304,829
  5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 222,861
  6. Kevin Garnett (BKN) 137,520
  7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 101,308
  8. Andre Drummond (Det) 91,132
  9. Jeff Green (Bos) 78,693
  10. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 77,496
  11. Luol Deng (Chi) 73,418
  12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 64,861
  13. Paul Pierce (BKN) 60,541
  14. Brook Lopez (BKN) 52,907
  15. Josh Smith (Det) 46,836

Backcourt

  1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 565,455
  2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 524,000
  3. Derrick Rose (Chi) 299,950
  4. John Wall (Was) 210,988
  5. Ray Allen (Mia) 143,714
  6. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 111,335
  7. Deron Williams (BKN) 74,047
  8. George Hill (Ind) 66,030
  9. Lance Stephenson (Ind) 50,444
  10. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 48,744

Tags: Carmelo Anthony Dwyane Wade Kyrie Irving Lebron James Paul George

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