2013 NBA All-Star Game starters announced

The usual suspects will shine in the All-Star Game in Houston. (Getty Images)

The NBA announced its starters Thursday night for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. Here are the starters for the East and West, as voted on by the fans: 

Position East West
Backcourt Rajon Rondo , Boston Celtics Chris Paul , Los Angeles Clippers
Backcourt Dwyane Wade , Miami Heat Kobe Bryant , Los Angeles Lakers
Frontcourt LeBron James , Miami Heat Kevin Durant , Oklahoma City Thunder
Frontcourt Carmelo Anthony , New York Knicks Blake Griffin , Los Angeles Clippers
Frontcourt Kevin Garnett , Boston Celtics Dwight Howard , Los Angeles Lakers

No big surprises, and it's good to see that Jeremy Lin, who admitted himself that he shouldn't be an All-Star, wasn't selected for the West guard spot. There were snubs as there always are (Tim Duncan and the absence of a single Warriors player may be the biggest), but in general it was about what you'd expect from the fans and a good representation of the biggest "stars" in the league, which is the whole point. 

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