NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony has inched past Detroit's Andre Drummond in voting for an Eastern Conference frontcourt spot, while Golden State's Draymond Green continues to hold his slim lead in the Western Conference in the final days of NBA All-Star balloting.
Anthony was about 7,000 votes ahead of Drummond when the third returns were announced Thursday (Friday, Manila time). The New York Knicks forward sits behind LeBron James and Indiana's Paul George in the East.
Green is a little more than 12,000 votes ahead of San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard in the West frontcourt, where Kobe Bryant remains the overall leading vote-getter and is followed by Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant.
Green's teammate, Stephen Curry, and the Thunder's Russell Westbrook lead among West guards. Miami's Dwyane Wade and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving still pace the East.
Voting continues through Monday and starters for the February 14 game in Toronto will be announced next Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).