NEW YORK, NY (AP) – The lengthy runs of Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan when it comes to appearing in the annual NBA All-Star Game are over.
Dirk Nowitzki was chosen Thursday to his 11th straight All-Star game, despite his lowest scoring average since his second NBA season. Paul Pierce has come on after a slow start caused by a foot injury and was picked for the 10th time.
But Garnett wasn't chosen after 14 consecutive selections, and Duncan was left out after 13 in a row. Other All-Star regulars such as Ray Allen and Amare Stoudemire will also be at home this year, giving way to five first-timers LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Andre Iguodala, Roy Hibbert, and Luol Deng.
Here’s the full roster for the Eastern Conference: Derrick Rose (Bulls), Dwyane Wade (Heat), LeBron James (Heat), Carmelo Anthony (Knicks), Dwight Howard (Magic), Luol Deng (Bulls), Joe Johnson (Hawks), Deron Williams (Nets), Paul Pierce (Celtics), Chris Bosh (Heat), Roy Hibbert (Pacers), Andre Igudala (76ers).
And here’s the full roster for the Western Conference: Chris Paul (Clippers), Kobe Bryant (Lakers), Kevin Durant (Thunder), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Andrew Bynum (Lakers), Russell Westbrook (Thunder), Kevin Love (Timberwolves), LaMarcus Aldridge (Blazers), Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks), Steve Nash (Suns), Tony Parker (Spurs), Marc Gasol (Grizzlies).
The 2012 NBA All-Star Game will take place on February 26 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Odds have yet to been released from the annual showdown between the East and West, although last year the East defeated the West 141-139 as a 2-point favorite.Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!