NBA All-Star Voting 2013: Jeremy Lin No. 3 among Western Conference guards

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The third-year pro has a legitimate chance to represent the host Houston Rockets in the All-Star Game in February.

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is the third-leading vote-getter among Western Conference guards in the voting for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.

The 24-year-old Lin has received 298,319 votes and is in elite company, placing behind only Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (639,419 votes) and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers (353,603 votes). Placing just below Lin in the voting is his teammate James Harden, who has garnered 196,108 fan votes to date.

The leaders in the Western Conference frontcourt voting are Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (605,965 votes), Lakers center/forward Dwight Howard (434,168 votes) and Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (307,855 votes).

Lin is averaging 11.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists this season.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James leads all vote-getters with 641,348 votes.

Ballots for the 2013 All-Star game close on Jan. 14.

The 2013 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston. The game and NBA All-Star Saturday Night will be televised on TNT.

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