New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki leads the reserves for the West in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game while Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh headlines their counterparts from the East.
Nowitzki earns his 12th selection, which ties him for sixth all-time with nine players.
Joining him as reserves in the West are first time All-Star Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers), LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) who captures his third All-Star berth, James Harden (Houston Rockets) in his second, Dwight Howard (Rockets) for his eighth selection, Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs) in his sixth and Chris Paul (L.A. Clippers) for the seventh nod.
Meanwhile, Bosh secures his ninth trip to the All-Star Game in 11 NBA seasons.
Three first-time All-Stars joining Bosh as reserves in the East are DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Paul Millsap (Atlanta Hawks) and John Wall (Washington Wizards). Joe Johnson (Brooklyn Nets) earns his seventh selection, while Roy Hibbert (Indiana Pacers) and Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls) are All-Stars for the second time in their careers.
Selected to start in the East were Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Dwyane Wade (Heat), LeBron James (Heat), Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and Paul George (Pacers). Voted to start in the West were Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Blake Griffin (Clippers) and Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves).
Indiana’s Frank Vogel and his staff will coach the East, with Oklahoma City’s Scott Brooks and staff leading the West.
The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be held in New Orleans Arena, Feb. 16, 2014, Sunday.