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LeBron, Curry new leaders in All-Star voting

From ESPN - January 11, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James leads NBA All-Star balloting with less than a week remaining in the fan vote.

James leapfrogged Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and now leads him by more than 140,000 votes in the second vote tabulation, released by the NBA on Thursday.

Golden State's Stephen Curry leads the voting in the Western Conference, pulling ahead of teammate Kevin Durant by more than 40,000 votes.

The conference leaders are significant this season. Under a new All-Star Game format, the player who receives the most votes in each conference will serve as a captain, choosing his team from the pool of players voted in as starters and reserves.

As in previous seasons, the starters will be determined by the fan vote as well as a vote among current players and media. Fans will account for 50 percent, while all current players and a media panel will account for 25 percent each. Voting will conclude Monday.

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