Jan 22, 2010 1:21 AM

Carmelo a starter for NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has announced the starters for next month's All-Star game.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was the top vote-getter with over 2.5 million. He's joined on the East starting lineup by Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson, Miami guard Dwyane Wade, Orlando center Dwight Howard and Boston forward Kevin Garnett.

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was picked in the West along with Phoenix center Amare Stoudemire, Suns guard Steve Nash, Denver forward Carmelo Anthony and San Antonio Tim Duncan. Bryant topped all Western Conference players with more than 2.4 million votes.

Garnett was selected to the All-Star game for the 13th time. Duncan and Bryant will make their 12th All-Star appearances.

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