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Curry voted All-Star Game starter

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest part of 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend at the Toyota Center on February 16, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
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Not surprisingly, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was voted as a starter in the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 16 at New Orleans Arena it was announced via live telecast on TNT late Thursday afternoon.

This is Curry's first selection in his five-year career.

Curry is the Warriors' first all-star starter since Latrell Sprewell in 1995 and was the leading vote-getter among this years guards with 1,047,281 votes.

He is averaging 23.5 points, 9.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 38 percent from three-point range and 44 percent from the floor.

He has scored 30-plus points in 10 games this season with a season high of 43 against the Bobcats on Dec. 9.

The other Western Conference starters will be Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Timberwolves forward Kevin Love.

The Eastern Conference starters are LeBron James, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and Dwyane Wade.

The reserves for both teams will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 30.

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