Rose, Howard top Eastern Conference All-Star voting

Rose, Howard top Eastern Conference All-Star voting
January 19, 2012, 11:15 pm

Reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard sit atop the Eastern Conference for All-Star votes as the second returns were announced Thursday.

Howard is the leading vote-getter overall with 1,161,797 votes -- which shouldn't be much of a surprise with the game in Orlando this year. Rose is behind him overall but is the leader among all point guards with 1,040,210 votes.

If voting stays the same, Rose and Howard would be joined in the Eastern Conference starting lineup by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.

Howard is the runaway leader among centers, with Joakim Noah (141,683) in second place.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant lead the Western Conference right now. They would be joined by Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul and forward Blake Griffin and Lakers center Andrew Bynum.

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