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"Mo has (played well) for us as our second-leading scorer and we're not going to be represented by anybody except for LeBron. It's tough but it's out of our control," Cavs coach Mike Brown said. "We have the best record in the league but there is nothing we can do about that. I don't know what it's going to take."
Rose and Wallace both have helped their teams surge to .500 records after terrible starts, and Wallace was rewarded with the first All-Star selection in Bobcats history.
"It's truly an honor to be named to the All-Star team," Wallace said. "This is an amazing moment for me and for the Bobcats franchise, and I'm excited to be the first player to represent this team in the All-Star game. I want to thank all the fans who voted for me and the coaches who selected me to play in the game."
Voted to start by the fans in the East were James, Boston's Kevin Garnett, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Miami's Dwyane Wade and Philadelphia's Allen Iverson. The West starters are the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix, Denver's Carmelo Anthony and San Antonio's Tim Duncan.
If any players are injured, commissioner David Stern would choose the replacement.
Denver coach George Karl will direct the Western Conference.
With Dallas' loss at Phoenix on Thursday night and the Lakers' Phil Jackson ineligible to coach the team, the Nuggets clinched at least a tie with the Mavericks for the second-best record in the conference through this Sunday's games.
Karl has the tiebreaker over the Mavericks' Rick Carlisle because he coached the East in 2004, and Karl's last appearance came in 1998 for the West. Jackson coached the West last year, making him ineligible for the position this season.
Karl also was the West coach in 1994 and 1996.
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