Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors is among the starting five who will take the floor for the game in Toronto on February 14. Lowry, a 10-year veteran, has made his second consecutive All-Star Game after being featured in last year's in New York City. The Raptor point guard is currently averaging 20.9 points, 6.5 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game, and received 646,441 votes.
Leading the voting in the Eastern Conference backcourt is former Marquette Golden Eagles guard Dwyane Wade. The veteran Heat guard amassed 941,466 votes, falling shy of 1 million. Former Marquette star Jimmy Butler is on the outside looking in with 564,637 votes but should be a surefire bet to make the team as a reserve.
To no surprise, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James led all Eastern Conference players with 1,089,206 votes. Joining James is Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, who has performed marvelously only a year removed away from a terrible leg injury, as well as former Syracuse Orange hooper Carmelo Anthony. The New York Knicks forward finished with 567,348 votes, just edging out Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol, who had 566,988 votes.