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Kristaps Porzingis not voted as starter for NBA All-Star Game

February 19 2018, 08:05 | Van Peters

Kristaps Porzingis fell just short of making the All Star Game

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On Thursday, the 23-year-old finally accomplished that feat when he was named to the Eastern Conference starting lineup for the February 18 NBA All-Star Game.

The Cameroon native is averaging 23.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.9 blocks per game this season.

Joel Embiid was named to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

His team having posted consecutive wins over the two top teams in the East (Toronto and Boston) while moving back into the playoff picture, Brown took great pride in reflecting on how far Embiid and the Sixers as a whole have come this season.

"I felt like I would have been extra motivated if I had not been a starter", Embiid said.

The 67th NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18 at the STAPLES Center and broadcasted on TNT and ESPN Radio. The coaches vote for the reserves, who will be announced Tuesday.

"I mean, she denied me back then, so ... why go with her again?"

The reserves are voted in by the NBA's head coaches, as opposed to the starters who are voted in by a combination of fan votes (50 per cent), National Basketball Association media (25 per cent) and National Basketball Association players (25 per cent). Players (25 percent) picked Porzingis. The rest of the West starters are Kevin Durant of Golden State, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans, and James Harden of Houston. "But after the last game, he noted it more".

In true Embiid fashion, he trusts the process, but doesn't want anything to do with someone who doubted him. Just click on the Sling website and click "Watch Now 7 Days Free" for the free trial. "But hopefully, back-to-backs by the end of this month, I will be allowed to play".

Embiid scored 10 in the third quarter and McConnell had nine points in the period, helping the Sixers pull away.

The Sixers also played the Celtics even in a clash of high-profile rookies as Ben Simmons stuffed the stat sheet with eight points, seven rebounds and four assists while Jayson Tatum was limited to 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting. The point guard finished third in fan voting for East guards.

Embiid struggled through injury for the first three years of his career.



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