DeMarcus Cousins moves up a spot following latest returns of All-Star voting

DeMarcus Cousins during a break in action against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Photo: Tobin Halsey)

DeMarcus Cousins has moved up a spot in the latest returns of All-Star voting. The third round of balloting announced by the NBA today has the Sacramento Kings center now ranked 11th among frontcourt players in the Western Conference.

Cousins finished with 148,604 votes following the third round of All-Star balloting. Following the second round of balloting, Cousins had 99,903 votes.

As far as the top vote getters are concerned, LeBron James and Kevin Durant lead the Eastern and Western conferences respectively and are separated by just 21,854 votes.  With 1,076,063 votes, James has received the most votes while Durant has garnered 1,054,209 votes.

The 63rd annual NBA All-Star Game will be broadcast on TNT from New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.  A complete list of the third returns can be found below.

Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

1.         LeBron James (Mia) 1,076,063

2.         Paul George (Ind) 899,671

3.         Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 702,869

4.         Roy Hibbert (Ind) 385,964

5.         Chris Bosh (Mia) 304,986

6.         Kevin Garnett (BKN) 164,021

7.         Joakim Noah (Chi) 128,201

8.         Andre Drummond (Det) 120,844

9.         Tyson Chandler (NYK) 101,637

10.       Jeff Green (Bos) 96,336

11.       Luol Deng (Cle) 90,730

12.       Carlos Boozer (Chi) 80,271

13.       Paul Pierce (BKN) 72,581

14.       David West (Ind) 61,612

15.       Brook Lopez (BKN) 58,477

Backcourt

1.         Dwyane Wade (Mia) 718,109

2.         Kyrie Irving (Cle) 652,522

3.         Derrick Rose (Chi) 323,099

4.         John Wall (Was) 278,516

5.         Ray Allen (Mia) 190,086

6.         Rajon Rondo (Bos) 133,448

7.         Deron Williams (BKN) 95,309

8.         George Hill (Ind) 89,428

9.         Lance Stephenson (Ind) 77,364

10.       DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 68,985.

Western Conference

Frontcourt

1.         Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,054,209

2.         Dwight Howard (Hou) 509,116

3.         Blake Griffin (LAC) 500,964

4.         Kevin Love (Min) 483,031

5.         LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 404,793

6.         Tim Duncan (Por) 385,342

7.         Anthony Davis (NO) 223,956

8.         Pau Gasol (LAL) 207,213

9.         Andre Iguodala (GS) 192,616

10.       Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 156,792

11.       DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 148,604

12.       David Lee (GS) 141,509

13.       Chandler Parsons (Hou) 135,387

14.       Omer Asik (Hou) 101,372

15.       Kawhi Leonard (SA) 91,859

Backcourt

1.         Kobe Bryant (LAL) 844,538

2.         Stephen Curry (GS) 677,372

3.         Chris Paul (LAC) 651,073

4.         Jeremy Lin (Hou) 471,980

5.         James Harden (Hou) 338,788

6.         Russell Westbrook (OKC) 260,499

7.         Tony Parker (SA) 195,328

8.         Damian Lillard (Por) 162,363

9.         Klay Thompson (GS) 108,404

10.       Ricky Rubio (Min) 97,265

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