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Clippers not on track to have an All-Star starter

Clippers not on track to have an All-Star starter
Blake Griffin now ranks fifth among Western Conference front-court players with 298,212 votes. (Jae C. Hong / AP)

The Clippers may not have a player selected as an All-Star starter for the first time since Chris Paul joined the team before the 2011-12 season.

Golden State's Draymond Green (332,223 votes) and San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard (330,929) have overtaken Blake Griffin in fan voting for Western Conference front-court players in the latest figures released Thursday. Griffin now ranks fifth with 298,212 votes, also trailing Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (616,096) and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant (1,262,118), the leading vote-getter among all players.

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Griffin's slippage may be partially attributable to a partially torn left quadriceps tendon that has sidelined him for the Clippers' last six games. Griffin was selected as a starter last season but could not play because he was recovering from a staph infection in his right elbow.

Paul (268,672) remained third in voting among West guards, behind Golden State's Stephen Curry (925,789) and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (479,512).

The top three front-court players and top two guards in voting will be the starters for the All-Star game Feb. 14 in Toronto.

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