Sports:Warriors' Curry surpasses James in NBA All-Star vote tally

January 23, 2015 11:51 pm 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry beat Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James as the top vote-getter in the final results of the NBA All-Star Game starters, the league announced on Thursday.

Curry trailed by 13,285 ballots in the latest update, but the versatile guard finished with 1,513,324 fan votes to 1,470,483 for "King" James, who was last year's top vote-getter.

Curry is joined in the Western Conference backcourt by the LA Lakers' Kobe Bryant with 1,152,402 votes. Bryant was selected for the 17th straight time, second only to the Lakers' legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was selected 19 times.

New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Memphis' Marc Gasol will share the West frontcourt with the LA Clippers' Blake Griffin for his fifth selection.

In the Eastern Conference, Toronto's Kyle Lowry made up more than 100,000 votes to sprint past 10-time All-Star Dwyane Wade of Miami for a starting guard spot. John Wall joins with Lowry in the backcourt.

James, a starter for the 11th time in his 12 seasons, is teamed in the frontcourt with Chicago's Pau Gasol of Chicago and New York's Carmelo Anthony.

The 64th NBA All-Star Game is set for Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, home of the Knicks. (PNA/Xinhua)

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