Dec 28, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12) warms up before a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets: Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin, James Harden Among Leaders In NBA All-Star 3rd Ballot Returns

Jan 8, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12) reacts to referee Ed Malloy (14) during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

 

The NBA released its 3rd NBA All-Star ballot returns Thursday afternoon with Dwight Howard, Jeremy Lin, and James Harden all among the top 5 spots at their respective positions for the western conference.

Howard is currently 2nd in the frontcourt behind Kevin Durant, and about 10,000 votes ahead of Blake Griffin. Meanwhile, Lin has received the 4th most votes in the backcourt, trailing Chris Paul by under 200,000 votes, while Harden follows Lin at number 5.

Here are the full results for both conferences:

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,054,209
2. Dwight Howard (HOU) 509, 116
3. Blake Griffin (LAC) 500,964
4. Kevin Love (MIN) 483, 031
5. LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) 404, 793
6. Tim Duncan 385,342
7. Anthony Davis (NOP) 224,956
8. Pau Gasol (LAL) 207,213
9. Andre Iguodala (GSW) 192,616
10. Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) 156,792
11. DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 148,604
12. David Lee (GS) 141,509
13. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 135,387
14. Omer Asik (Hou) 101,372
15. Kawhi Leonard (SA) 91,859

Backcourt

1. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 844,538
2. Stephen Curry (GS) 677,372
3. Chris Paul (LAC) 651,073
4. Jeremy Lin (HOU) 471,980
5. James Harden (HOU) 338,788
6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 260,499
7. Tony Parker (SAS) 195,328
8. Damian Lillard (POR) 162,363
9. Klay Thompson (GS) 109,404
10. Ricky Rubio (MIN) 97,265

 

Eastern Conference
Frontcourt

1. LeBron James (MIA) 1,076,063
2. Paul George (IND) 899,671
3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 702,869
4. Roy Hibbert (IND) 385,964
5. Chris Bosh (MIA) 304,986
6. Kevin Garnett (BKN) 164,021
7. Joakim Noah (CHI) 128,201
8. Andre Drummond (DET) 120,844
9. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 101,637
10. Jeff Green (BOS) 96,336
11. Luol Deng (CLE) 90,730
12. Carlos Boozer (CHI) 80,271
13. Paul Pierce (BKN) 72,581
14. David West (IND) 61,612
15. Brook Lopez (BKN) 58,477

Backcourt

1. Dwyane Wade (MIA) 718,109
2. Kyrie Irving (CLE) 652,522
3. Derrick Rose (CHI) 323,099
4. John Wall (WAS) 278,516
5. Ray Allen (MIA) 190,086
6. Rajon Rondo (BOS) 133,448
7. Deron Williams (BKN) 95,309
8. George Hill (IND) 89,428
9. Lance Stephenson (IND) 77,364
10. DeMar DeRozan (TOR) 68,985

 

Voting closes on Monday, January 20, with the starters being announced on Thursday, January 23 during an episode of TNT’s Inside the NBA at 7:00 PM ET. Reserves will then be announced on Jan. 30.

The 63rd NBA All-Star game will be played in New Orleans and will be aired by TNT on Sunday, February 16.

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