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TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference goes up for a dunk in the first half against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and the Western Conference during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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2018 NBA All-Star Game Starters & Captains Announced

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TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference goes up for a dunk in the first half against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and the Western Conference during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

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This year’s revised All-Star game format will not be the classic East vs West matchup we have had in years past. This year will feature one captain from each conference, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who will select a team from a pool consisting of the eight remaining starters and 14 reserves. The teams will be comprised of two backcourt players, three frontcourt players and two wild-card players, regardless of conference.

Western Conference 

Backcourt: Stephen Curry (Captain), GSW (27.7 PPG, 6.5 AST, 5.3 REB, 49.5% FG, 41.8% 3PT)

Backcourt: James Harden, HOU (32.3 PPG, 9.1 AST, 5.0 REB, 45% FG, 39% 3PT)

Frontcourt: Kevin Durant, GSW (26.2 PPG, 5.4 AST, 6.9 REB, 2.1 BLK, 51.1% FG, 40.4% 3PT)

Frontcourt: Anthony Davis, NOP (26.7 PPG, 10.5 REB, 2.1 BLK, 55.7% FG)

Frontcourt: DeMarcus Cousins, NOP (25.3 PPG, 12.7 REB, 5.1 AST, 1.6 BLK, 46.9 FG)

 

Eastern Conference

Backcourt: Kyrie Irving, BOS  (24.1 PPG, 5.0 AST, 47.3 FG%, 39% 3PT)

Backcourt: Demar Derozen, TOR (25.2 PPG, 5.0 AST, 48.0 FG%)

Frontcourt: LeBron James (Captain), CLE (27.3 PPG, 8.8 AST, 8.0 REB, 55.7% FG, 37.6% 3PT)

Frontcourt: Giannis Antetokunmpo, MIL  (28.2 PPG, 10.1 REB, 4.6 AST, 54.6% FG)

Frontcourt: Joel Embiid, PHI (23.8 PPG, 10.8 REB, 1.9 BLK, 48.6%FG)

 

The reserves, who are selected by the league’s head coaches, will be announced Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. PT on TNT and the complete rosters will then be unveiled Jan. 25 on TNT at 4 p.m. PT.

The 2018 All-Star Game will tip off in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. PT.