Howard won't start All-Star Game

Howard won't start All-Star Game
January 23, 2014, 6:15 pm
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(Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Dwight Howard failed to get enough votes to start in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game and will have to be named a reserve through a vote by the Western Conference coaches to see if he can land a spot as a reserve.

The fan vote put the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, the Warriors' Stephon Curry, Kevin Durant of the Thunder, the Clippers' Blake Griffin and the Timberwolves' Kevin Love as the starters. Love beat out Howard by just under 8,000 votes to claim the last spot on the starting lineup.

Howard, who is averaging 18.3 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game in his first season with the Rockets, has been an All Star every year since the 2006-07 season. He started the last six All-Star Games.

The Western Conference coaches will vote to determine the reserves for the Western Conference. The reserves will be announced next Thursday.