Curry, LeBron, Durant lead in early NBA All-Star voting

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates against the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at Chase Center.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK – Stephen Curry, LeBron James and Kevin Durant remained the leading vote-getters in the second round of balloting returns for the NBA All-Star Game released Thursday by the league.

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and three-time NBA champion Curry, who last month broke the NBA career record for 3-point baskets by sinking his 2,974th, set the overall pace by topping the Western Conference guards at 4,463,426 votes.

Los Angeles Lakers star James, a four-time MVP and four-time league champion, was second overall and led the Western Conference frontcourt with 4,386,392 votes.

NBA scoring leader Durant, the 2014 NBA MVP and twice an NBA champion alongside Curry with the Golden State Warriors, led the Eastern Conference overall and in the frontcourt with 4,088,334 votes.

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks during the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 10, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn…

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