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LeBron James, Kevin Durant still ahead in NBA All-Star voting

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Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) in action against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Forwards LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets continue to lead their respective conferences in fan balloting for the March 7 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta.

The second round of voting numbers was released Thursday, with guards Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards also leading their respective position groups.

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James, a 16-time All-Star, leads all players with 4,369,533 votes. Trailing him among Western Conference forwards are Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets (3,006,981) and Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers (2,462,621).

Durant has 4,234,433 votes to lead Eastern Conference forwards, followed by two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks (3,282,478) and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers (3,022,105).

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Curry (4,033,050) is the only other player with more than 4 million votes. Rounding out the top three among West guards are Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks (2,484,552) and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers (2,095,157).

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Beal, the NBA’s leading scorer with 32.8 points per game, has received 2,528,719 votes. Nets teammates Kyrie Irving (2,104,130) and James Harden (1,829,504) rank second and third among guards in the East.

–Field Level Media