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Dwyane Wade voted in as starter for 2016 NBA All-Star Game

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Wade gets 10th starting nod and 12th overall as an NBA All-Star.

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This time Dwyane Wade would not be denied a starting spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star roster.

A year after he was overtaken in the final tally by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowery, the 34-year-old Miami Heat guard led all Eastern Conference guards with 941,466 votes to start in the All-Star game for the 10th time in his career. It is the 12th straight All-Star selection in his career, the most by a Heat player in franchise history.

Wade, the 2010 NBA All-Star MVP, is averaging 18.1 points, 4.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds in 29.9 minutes and is shooting 45 percent from the field in 40 games this season. In his 10 career All-Star game appearances, he has averaged 17.3 points, 4.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 2.50 steals and 25.2 minutes while shooting 64.2 percent from the field.

Wade was close to making his 10th straight starting nod in the All-Star last year, but was overtaken by Lowry in the final tally. Lowry joins Wade this time around in the backcourt, with former Heat teammate LeBron James as well as Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony in the frontcourt for the East.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers led all NBA players in votes in what will be his final All-Star appearance. Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs) round out the frontcourt for the West. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) will start as the West guards.

NBA ALL-STAR VOTING 2016 PRESENTED BY VERIZON: FINAL RESULTS

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1             LeBron James (Cle) 1,089,206

2             Paul George (Ind) 711,595

3             Carmelo Anthony (NY) 567,348

4             Pau Gasol (Chi) 566,988

5             Andre Drummond (Det) 515,296

6             Kristaps Porzingis (NY) 473,579

7             Chris Bosh (Mia) 351,420

8             Kevin Love (Cle) 332,685

9             Hassan Whiteside (Mia) 301,362

10           Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 84,617

11           Jonas Valanciunas (Tor) 73,079

12           Joakim Noah (Chi) 48,509

13           DeMarre Carroll (Tor) 46,044

14           Marcin Gortat (Was) 43,496

15           Paul Millsap (Atl) 41,654

Guards

1             Dwyane Wade (Mia) 941,466

2             Kyle Lowry (Tor) 646,441

3             Kyrie Irving (Cle) 580,651

4             Jimmy Butler (Chi) 564,637

5             DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 444,868

6             John Wall (Was) 368,686

7             Derrick Rose (Chi) 302,389

8             Jeremy Lin (Cha) 195,920

9             Isaiah Thomas (Bos) 153,642

10           Reggie Jackson (Det) 76,688

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1             Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,891,614

2             Kevin Durant (OKC) 980,787

3             Kawhi Leonard (SA) 782,339

4             Zaza Pachulia (Dal) 768,112

5             Draymond Green (GS) 726,616

6             Blake Griffin (LAC) 651,860

7             Enes Kanter (OKC) 534,499

8             Tim Duncan (SA) 431,087

9             Anthony Davis (NO) 400,688

10           DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 364,270

11           DeAndre Jordan (LAC) 269,427

12           LaMarcus Aldridge (SA) 268,003

13           Dwight Howard (Hou) 219,761

14           Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 173,317

15           Harrison Barnes (GS) 155,289

Guards

1             Stephen Curry (GS) 1,604,325

2             Russell Westbrook (OKC) 772,009

3             Chris Paul (LAC) 624,334

4             Klay Thompson (GS) 555,513

5             James Harden (Hou) 430,777

6             Manu Ginobili (SA) 226,289

7             Rajon Rondo (Sac) 200,518

8             Tony Parker (SA) 195,472

9             Andre Iguodala (GS) 181,142

10           Damian Lillard (Por) 158,360