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[January 06, 2017]    Jan 5 (The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the leading vote-getters for the 2017 All-Star Game in the first tabulations released for the contest in New Orleans.


Golden State Warriors stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are receiving the most votes among Western Conference players.

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Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced.

Winslow is expected to be in a sling for six weeks before beginning rehab.

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The Detroit Pistons recalled rookie forward Henry Ellenson from the Grand Rapids Drive, the team's NBA Development League affiliate.

Ellenson, who was the 18th overall pick of the 2016 draft, has seen limited playing time with the Pistons while competing in 10 games this season. He is averaging 1.1 points and 0.8 rebounds in 3.7 minutes per contest. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

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