Friday, January 18, 2013
Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo named All-Star starters
Garnett ties Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal for second place all-time with 15 All-Star appearances. It will be the fourth All-Star appearance for Rondo, though his first as a starter.
This season, Rondo has been averaging 13 points, an NBA-leading 11.2 assists, and 5.1 rebounds a game. He also has three triple-doubles this season.
Garnett, who didn't make the cut last year, has been averaging 14.6 points and seven rebounds a game this season. He beat out Miami's Chris Bosh by 25,208 votes.
Kobe Bryant led the league in All-Star votes with 1,591,437 and earned an NBA-record of 15 consecutive starting spots in an NBA All-Star Game. Kobe will take the floor with his teammate Dwight Howard, Clippers duo Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant.
The All-Star reserves will be announced next Thursday.