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Duncan, Bosh highlight All-Star reserves

8:10 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - The San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh headline the 14 reserves announced Thursday for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.

Five of the seven reserves from the East are first timers.

Center Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks, forward Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, guard Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers, guard Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and center Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls will all be making their first appearances in the game.

Bosh is making his eighth visit, while Bulls forward Luol Deng heads to his second straight All-Star Game.

Joining Duncan as reserves in the West are his teammate and guard Tony Parker, forward LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers, guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets, center David Lee of the Golden State Warriors, forward Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies and guard Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

It's the first nod for Harden, who is in his first season with the Rockets after being traded to them prior to the start of the year by the Thunder. It's the second All-Star selection for Lee, Randolph and Aldridge, while Westbrook earns his third consecutive trip to the contest. Parker is an All- Star for a fifth time.

Leading vote-getter Kobe Bryant and center Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers, guard Chris Paul and forward Blake Griffin of the Los Angles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder forward and reigning All-Star MVP Kevin Durant were voted in as starters for the West.

With his 15th straight All-Star selection, Bryant broke a tie with Jerry West, Karl Malone and Shaquille O'Neal for the most consecutive All-Star selections.

For the second straight year, Durant is the lone starter not from the city of Los Angeles for the West.

The starters for the East include forward LeBron James and guard Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, guard Rajon Rondo and forward Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.

The 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 17.

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