Howard polls well in NBA All-Star voting

Howard polls well in NBA All-Star voting
December 26, 2013, 2:00 pm
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(Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports)
CSNHouston Staff

Dwight Howard trails only Kevin Durant in frontcourt voting for the 2014 NBA All Star game, in the voting results released by the NBA on Thursday.

Howard has 408,623 votes, which trails Durant’s 850,728 by a wide margin, though he has 9,300 more than Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Chandler Parsons currently ranks 11th in Western Conference frontcourt voting with 106,369, between Dirk Nowitzki and DeMarcus Cousins.

Two Rockets are among the top five vote-getters among Western Conference backcourt players. Jeremy Lin is fourth with 358,725 while James Harden ranks fifth with 270,426.

LeBron James is the overall leader among vote-getters with 854,105.

Voting will continue through Jan. 20 and the starters will be announced on Jan. 23.