The NBA announced Thursday that Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James are sitting atop the first batch of voting returns for the 2018 All-Star Game.
In the Western Conference, Durant, New Orleans' Anthony Davis (393,000) and teammate DeMarcus Cousins (356,340) were the top three frontcourt players. West game this year-instead, the two captains will pick from the entire pool of players voted in by fans, media and their peers. Golden State's Draymond Green (325,612) was fourth.
The starters and captains for the showpiece event will be revealed on January 18, and the reserves will be announced on January 23.
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The 2018 NBA All-Star game takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday February 18. The leading vote-receiver from each conference will be given rights to choose his team, but starters will be pre-determined by the results. Each player's score will be calculated by averaging his weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes.
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NBA fans may submit one full ballot each day through NBA.com, the NBA App (available on Android and iOS), Twitter, Facebook and Google Search, as well as via Sina Weibo and Tencent Microblogs in China.
Google Search: Search "NBA Vote All-Star" or "NBA Vote Team Name" and use respective voting cards to select teams and then players.