Jan 22, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets: Dwight Howard Loses Out On All-Star Starting Spot

 

The NBA announced the starters for the 2014 NBA All-Star game in New Orleans, and there will be no Houston Rocket on the Western Conference roster.

Dwight Howard, who was ranked 2nd in the Western frontcourt in the 3rd ballot returns with 509,116 votes, lost out on a starting spot to Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, who was over 20,000 votes behind Howard at the time. James Harden also did not finish in the top 2 of the backcourt, with Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant voted as the two starters.

Here’s the full list of the All-Star starters:

 

Western Conference:

Backcourt:

Stephen Curry-Golden State Warriors

Kobe Bryant-Los Angeles Lakers

Frontcourt:

Kevin Durant-Oklahoma City Thunder

Blake Griffin-Los Angeles Clippers

Kevin Love-Minnesota Timberwolves

 

Eastern Conference:

Backcourt:

Dwyane Wade-Miami Heat

Kyrie Irving-Cleveland Cavaliers

Frontcourt:

LeBron James-Miami Heat

Paul George-Indiana Pacers

Carmelo Anthony-New York Knicks

 

Here’s a look at the final votes:

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1. LeBron James (Mia) 1,416,419
2. Paul George (Ind) 1,211,318
3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 935,702
4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 524,809
5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 406,867
6. Kevin Garnett (Bkn) 209,398
7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 181,145
8. Andre Drummond (Det) 163,798
9. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 137,512
10. Luol Deng (Cle) 121,754
11. Jeff Green (Bos) 121,040
12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 103,502
13. David West (Ind) 95,363
14. Paul Pierce (Bkn) 95,034
15. Josh Smith (Det) 75,433

Backcourt

1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 929,542
2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 860,221
3. John Wall (Was) 393,129
4. Derrick Rose (Chi) 359,546
5. Ray Allen (Mia) 250,909
6. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 174,654
7. Lance Stephenson (Ind) 148,382
8. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 131,228
9. George Hill (Ind) 129,533
10. Deron Williams (Bkn) 126,423

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,396,294
2. Blake Griffin (LAC) 688,466
3. Kevin Love (Min) 661,246
4. Dwight Howard (Hou) 653,318
5. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 609,172
6. Tim Duncan (SA) 492,657
7. Anthony Davis (NO) 286,247
8. Andre Iguodala (GS) 266,611
9. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 255,005
10. Pau Gasol (LAL) 247,323
11. David Lee (GS) 232,210
12. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 201,873
13. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 174,512
14. Omer Asik (Hou) 130,344
15. Andrew Bogut (GS) 127,947

Backcourt

1. Stephen Curry (GS) 1,047,281
2. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 988,884
3. Chris Paul (LAC) 804,309
4. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 628,818
5. James Harden (Hou) 470,381
6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 317,338
7. Damian Lillard (Por) 280,966
8. Tony Parker (SA) 258,751
9. Klay Thompson (GS) 162,984
10. Ricky Rubio (Min) 124,230

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