The Boston Celtics took up four of the Eastern Conference’s seven spots Thursday when the reserves for the Feb. 20 All-Star Game were announced.
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo were all named to the squad. Joining them were two Atlanta Hawks, Al Horford and Joe Johnson, as well as the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh.
Bosh joins Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who made the team as starters. New York’s Amare Stoudemire, Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Orlando’s Dwight Howard will also start for the East.
San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, the Lakers’ Pau Gasol, Jazz point guard Deron Williams, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, and Clippers rookie Blake Griffin are the Western Conference’s reserves.
Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Yao Ming were voted as Western Conference starters. Commissioner David Stern will select a replacement for Yao, who is out for the season. Love will be picked by D. Stern I think.