LA story: 2 Lakers, 2 Clippers get All-Star nods

BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Published:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Blake Griffin and Andrew Bynum have been voted to the All-Star game, joining Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul to give the city of Los Angeles four starters.

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant kept the West from being an entire L.A. story by earning a forward spot for the Feb. 26 game in Orlando. Griffin and Bynum are first-time starters, while Bryant earned his record-tying 14th consecutive nod.

Dwight Howard of the host Magic was the leading vote-getter with 1.6 million. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are going together again from Miami, while MVP Derrick Rose of Chicago and New York's Carmelo Anthony round out the East starters.

Starters were chosen by fan balloting. The reserves will be chosen by voting of the head coaches from each conference and will be announced next Thursday.

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