The NBA announced the starting lineups and voting results for the 2017 All-Star game, and there were a few interesting items to take away from it.
The obvious, and most discussed topic, is how Russell Westbrook didn’t make the starting lineup despite averaging a triple-double. But if you dig deeper, there are a few more questionable, funny and odd occurrences from the voting results.
Before we dive into this, it’s important to note the new voting process the league introduced this year. Instead of fan voting accounting for 100 percent of the votes, it only accounts for half. The other 50 percent is divided into 25 percent each for media voting and player voting.
With Pau Gasol and Tony Parker injured, and LaMarcus Aldridge struggling to find consistency, this Spurs team would really be in trouble if not for Leonard.
Rookie Dejounte Murray also stepped up for San Antonio. The 6-5 point guard started in place of Parker and scored 14 points with six assists. His youth and athleticism can really help this team moving forward.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 29 points apiece. Kevin Love (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Tristan Thompson (14 points, 12 rebounds) added double-doubles.
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