McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

December 30, 2012

Thunder at 4 p.m.: Durant in top three in All-Star balloting


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — After the second returns of the 2013 NBA All-Star balloting, Durant is the third leading vote-getter behind Kobe Bryant (977,444) and LeBron James (970,314). Durant has 924,898 votes to lead all frontcourt players in the Western Conference.

Westbrook is fifth among Western guards with 232,074. He trails Kobe, Chris Paul (542, 564) former teammate James Harden (283, 691) and Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets. The only other Oklahoma City player who ranks in the top 10 is Serge Ibaka.

The All-Star game is set for Feb. 17 in Houston.