Tyson Chandler left behind
No All-Star game for him
NEW YORK (AP) - Blake Griffin is going to his first All-Star
game, and Kevin Garnett matched an NBA record with his 14th
straight selection as one of a record-tying four Boston Celtics
selected for the midseason event.
Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen will accompany Garnett,
who equaled Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal and Karl Malone for the
most consecutive selections.
Joining Griffin on the Western Conference team were Tim Duncan
and Manu Ginobili of the NBA-leading Spurs; forwards Dirk Nowitzki
of Dallas and Pau Gasol of the Lakers; and guards Deron Williams of
Utah and Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City.
Chris Bosh joins Miami teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade,
who were elected starters. The other East reserves picked Thursday
were Atlanta's Joe Johnson and Al Horford.
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