Westbrook, averaging a league-best 30.7 points per game this
season, gets the nod for the Western Conference reserves along
with Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, DeAndre Jordan of the LA
Clippers, Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, Memphis Grizzlies'
Marc Gasol, and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson of the Golden
The All-Star Game's most valuable player in 2015 and 2016,
Westbrook was overlooked as a West starting guard in voting by
fans, players and the media as Golden State's Stephen Curry and
James Harden of the Houston Rockets were selected instead.
Westbrook, 28, who is averaging a triple-double (including 10.7
rebounds and 10.4 assists) through 46 games this season, will be
making his sixth All-Star Game appearance.
The Eastern Conference reserves are Kemba Walker of the
Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers' Paul George, Kevin Love of
the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry, Paul
Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas and
John Wall of the Washington Wizards.
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in St Augustine, Florida;
Editing by John O'Brien)
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