Kawhi in tight race as voting ends tonight for 2016 NBA All-Star Game

Leonard trailing Draymond Green

(Image courtesy: AP Photo)
(Image courtesy: AP Photo)

SAN ANTONIO – Voting for the 2016 NBA All-Star game ends tonight and Spurs’ small forward Kawhi Leonard is in a tight race for a starting position on the Western Conference team.

Leonard and Golden State’s Draymond Green have gone back-and-forth in voting for frontcourt players since voting began.

Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant are the other two frontcourt players ahead of Leonard and Green.

The Western Conference backcourt players that have received the most votes are Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.


In the Eastern Conference, LeBron James and Paul George have sizable voting leads for frontcourt players. Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving lead the backcourt.

Voting will conclude tonight at 10:59:59 p.m. Central time. Starters will be announced live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 21. 

The All-Star Game reserves, selected by the NBA's 30 head coaches, will be revealed live on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 28.

The 65th NBA All-Star Game will tip off on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the first All-Star Game to be held outside of the U.S.

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