Raptors DeRozan, Lowry snubbed again in NBA All-Star voting

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Toronto Raptors stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are still on the outside looking in after the latest returns for NBA All-Star Game fan voting.

DeRozan sits third among Eastern Conference guards, while Lowry is in fifth. The top two vote-getters will be named backcourt starters.

Kyrie Irving and Dwyane Wade continue to hold the top two spots even though DeRozan and Lowry, at least statistically speaking, are both having better seasons than Irving and Wade.

Here’s a look at the voting leaders.

If neither of the Raptors guards can catch up to Irving and Wade they’ll likely still be named reserves.

For the first time ever, NBA players and basketball media will join fans in selecting the starters for the NBA All-Star Game. Fans account for 50 per cent of the vote while players and media are responsible for 25 per cent each. Fan voting for the event ends Jan. 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The All-Star game takes place Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

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