The 2017 NBA All-Star Game starters were revealed on Thursday night, and it featured a big surprise.
Toronto's DeMar DeRozan eclipsed Chicago's Dwyane Wade among guards in the Eastern Conference and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook was snubbed in the West despite his triple-double tirade Thursday.
The starting lineups for each conference's All-Star roster were determined a combination of a fan vote, which went from Dec. 25 until Jan. 16, and votes from both the media and players.
Fan votes account for 50 percent of the voting, with media and players each making up 25 percent.
Kyrie Irving and DeRozan will be the starting East guards with a frontcourt of LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jimmy Butler.
Antetokounmpo is the first All-Star for Milwaukee since 2004 and first starter since Sidney Moncrief in 1986. It's Butler's first time as a starter in his third All-Star game.
In the West, the guards are Stephen Curry and James Harden with a frontcourt of Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard.
Curry led the popular vote among guards which squeezed out Westbrook despite him averaging 30.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10.6 rebounds per game.
The overall results reflected fan voting that was made public except in one regard: Zaza Pachulia, a role player off the bench for Golden State who was No. 2 among frontcourt players, was surpassed by Leonard and Davis.
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2017 NBA All-Star Game Starting Lineups
EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR GAME STARTERS:
— G: DeMar DeRozan, TOR (3rd appearance)
— G: Kyrie Irving, CLE (4th)
— G/F: Jimmy Butler, CHI (3rd)
— G/F: Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL (1st)
— F: LeBron James, CLE (13th)
WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR GAME STARTERS:
— G: Steph Curry, GS (4th appearance)
— G: James Harden, HOU (5th)
— F: Kevin Durant, GS (8th)
— F: Kawhi Leonard, SA (2nd)
— F/C: Anthony Davis, NO (4th)
The seven remaining roster spots will be chosen by the conference's representative coaching staffs and the results will be announced the following week.
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game tips off at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans.