After the third returns of fan voting, Lowry and DeRozan sit third and sixth respectively among Eastern Conference guards. The top two vote-getters will earn starting gigs on Feb. 14 at the Air Canada Centre.
— 2016 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 14, 2016
If they are not voted in, the Raptors’ stars will hope to be named reserves by NBA coaches.
Kobe Bryant, who will retire at season’s end, leads all players with over 1.5 million votes. Reigning MVP Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors has the next highest total at 1.2 million while LeBron James’ 830,000 paces the East.
Voting for the All-Star Game ends Jan. 18.