Bucks' Antetokounmpo second in NBA's All-Star voting

January 11, 2018

Giannis Antetokounmpo's time leading the NBA in All-Star votes was short-lived, but hey, second place isn't too bad, either.

In the voting returns released Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks forward came in at second in the league with 1,480,954 votes, almost 142,000 behind Cleveland's LeBron James, but comfortably ahead of perennial All-Stars such as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry.

Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe has yet to crack the Eastern Conference's top 10 guards in the voting returns.

An All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference last season, Antetokounmpo is averaging career highs in points (28.7), rebounds (10.0) and minutes (37.6) per game.

NBA voting closes Jan. 15, with the All-Star weekend held in Los Angeles Feb. 16-18.

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