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NBA: Pelicans' Anthony Davis added to All-Star Game

Published February 7, 2014 8:30 pm
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New York • New Orleans forward Anthony Davis was chosen Friday to replace the injured Kobe Bryant in the NBA All-Star Game that will be played in his home city.

Davis was nearly chosen as a reserve, but missed by one spot in voting by Western Conference head coaches, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because vote totals were not released.

The 2012 U.S. Olympian ended up getting into the Feb. 16 game at Smoothie King Center when NBA commissioner Adam Silver chose him to replace Bryant, who was voted by fans to start but is still recovering from a broken knee.

Davis is averaging 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and a league-leading 3.3 blocks for the Pelicans. Davis, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 Draft, is also scheduled to play in the Rising Stars Challenge for rookies and second-year players next Friday.

Western Conference coach Scott Brooks of Oklahoma City will decide who replaces Bryant in the starting lineup. —

NBA All-Star rosters

All-Star Game: Feb. 16 at New Orleans

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Starters

Player Pos Ht Wt A-S

Carmelo Anthony, NY F 6-8 235 7

Paul George, Ind F 6-8 221 2

LeBron James, Mia F 6-8 250 10

Kyrie Irving, Cle G 6-3 191 2

Dwyane Wade, Mia G 6-4 210 10

Reserves

Chris Bosh, Mia F-C 6-11 235 9

DeMar DeRozan, Tor G 6-7 216 1

Roy Hibbert, Ind C 7-2 290 2

Joe Johnson, Bklyn G 6-7 240 7

Paul Millsap, Atl F 6-8 253 1

John Wall, Was G 6-4 210 1

Joakim Noah, Chi C 6-11 232 2

Coach: Frank Vogel, Indiana

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Starters

Player P Ht Wt A-S

i-Kobe Bryant, LAL G 6-6 205 16

Kevin Love, Min F 6-10 243 3

Kevin Durant, Okl F 6-9 230 5

Blake Griffin, LAC F 6-10 251 4

Stephen Curry, GS G 6-3 185 1

Reserves

LaMarcus Aldridge, Por F 6-11 240 3

r-Anthony Davis, NO F-C 6-10 220 1

Dwight Howard, Hou C 6-11 265 8

James Harden, Hou G 6-5 220 2

Damian Lillard, Por G 6-3 195 1

Dirk Nowitzki, Dal F 7-0 245 12

Tony Parker, SA G 6-2 185 6

Chris Paul, LAC G 6-0 175 7

Coach: Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City

KEY: i-injured, will not play; r-replacement

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