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The First Returns Of The 2020 NBA All-Star Game Voting

Yesterday, the NBA released the first results of the voting for the 2020 All-Star game. The Western Conference backcourt was led by Luka Dončić (Dallas Mavericks) with 1,073,957 votes, and the Eastern conference backcourt was led by Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) with 443,412 votes.

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The Western Conference Frontcourt winner so far is 15–time All-Star LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) with a commanding 1,020,851 votes. The Eastern Conference is led by Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukie Bucks) with 1,073,358 votes, an impressive lead even over his WC counterpart Lebron James.

Below are the top ten results for each conference

2020 Voting Round 1 Eastern Conference

Giannis AntetokounmpoMIL1,073,358Trae YoungATL443,412
Joel EmbiidPHI606,534Kyrie IrvingBKN432,481
Pascal SiakamTOR544,302Kemba WalkerBOS432,031
Jimmy ButlerMIA431,483Derrick RoseDET233,669
Jayson TatumBOS364,137Zach LaVineCHI174,991
Tacko FallBOS110,269Ben SimmonsPHI159,065
Bam AdebayoMIA104,086Jaylen BrownBOS156,537
Gordon HaywardBOS75,420Kyle LowryTOR154,139
Andre DrummondDET68,076Bradley BealWAS149,640
Domantas SabonisIND67,482Spencer DinwiddieBKN94,618

2020 Voting Round 1 Western Conference

LeBron JamesLAL1,020,851 Luka DončićDAL1,073,957
Anthony DavisLAL955,246James HardenHOU749,080
Kawhi Leonard LAC740,657Damian LillardPOR202,498
Paul GeorgeLAC280,894Stephen CurryGSW191,149
Karl-Anthony TownsMIN173,129Russell WestbrookHOU189,005
Kristaps PorzingisDAL171,749D’Angelo RusselGSW122,499
Nikola JokićDEN160,934Donovan MitchellUTA108,349
Carmelo AnthonyPOR142,292Alex CarusoLAL92,233
Brandon IngramNOP118,188Devin BookerPHX91,817
Dwight HowardLAL69,785Ja MorantMEM77,081
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The Delightful Dončić

This will make Luka Dončić’s second All-Star appearance in the two years he’s been in the NBA, not a bad way to start a career. Luka is having a blockbuster year and has taken the spotlight since the 2019-2020 season began.

He’s averaging 29.1 points per game, but the really amazing stats are the 9.6 rebounds, and the 8.9 assists he’s dishing out. These are incredible numbers for a small forward, not to mention a second-year player.

A Salute To Melo

Carmelo Anthony currently holds the #7 spot in the Western Conference Frontcourt after returning to the NBA this season. Melo joined the struggling Blazers and has given them solid minutes so far. Early voting shows him, and teammate Damian Lillard (#3 In Backcourt Voting) could be heading to Chicago this February.

Since his return, Anthony has put up excellent numbers in the limited minutes he’s played. Averaging 16 points and six rebounds per game, he’s definitely contributed to the injury-ridden Blazers. If the Blazers can get healthy again, things could change quickly in the Western Conference.

Voting & Game Information

  • Voting is open through Jan. 20
  • The game takes place at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. The NBA plans to release the official starters and team captains on January 23rd.
  • Two voting updates will be released on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 16.
  • Five 2-for-1 Days allow fans to have their votes count twice. The 2-for-1 Days are Jan. 2, Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 16 and Jan. 20.
  • For more information on how to vote CLICK HERE

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