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.com) - Despite missing 25 games, reigning MVP Kevin Durant was selected to the All-Star Game Thursday as a reserve, while Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard were among the players snubbed. Durant, who was named MVP of the 2012 All-Star Game and will be appearing in it for the sixth straight time, has only played in 21 of Oklahoma Citys 46 games while dealing with foot and toe injuries. There are plenty of familiar faces among the Western Conference reserves, including Durants teammate Russell Westbrook, Rockets MVP candidate and NBA scoring leader James Harden and Clippers point guard Chris Paul. Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson will be making his first appearance. Spurs big man and future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan will be making his 15th appearance in the All-Star Game, tying him with Kevin Garnett and Shaquille ONeal for third-most all-time. Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who has put off thumb surgery, rounds out the West roster. Harden is expected to move into the starting lineup in place of injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Lillard, Cousins and Grizzlies guard Mike Conley are among the potential replacements on the roster. There were few, if any, surprises among the Eastern Conference reserves, with the conference-leading Hawks placing three players in the game for the first time since 1980. Point guard Jeff Teague made his first All-Star Game, forward Paul Millsap his second and center Al Horford will represent the East for the third time. Miami will be well-represented as well, with veterans Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh earning their 11th and 10th consecutive trips, respectively. Clevelands Kyrie Irving and Chicagos Jimmy Butler round out the roster. Irving, the reigning All-Star Game MVP, will play in the game for a third consecutive year, while Butler is set to make his first appearance. The Western Conference starters as voted by fans were Bryant, Golden States Stephen Curry, New Orleans Anthony Davis, Memphis Marc Gasol and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers. New Yorks Carmelo Anthony, Chicagos Pau Gasol, Clevelands LeBron James, Torontos Kyle Lowry and Washingtons John Wall were voted as starters for the Eastern Conference. Atlantas Mike Budenholzer and his staff will coach the East, while first-year Golden State coach Steve Kerr and his staff will lead the West. The game will be held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Feb. 15. Tiger Williams Kings Jersey
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. -- Howie Kendrick had a two-run single in his first game batting leadoff this season, Chris Iannetta hit a pair of RBI singles and the Los Angeles Angels beat Cleveland 6-4 Tuesday night, sending the Indians to their fifth straight defeat. TORONTO -- Toronto Marlies forward Jerry DAmigo is earning a reputation for being a big-game player. DAmigo, who entered Wednesdays Game 4 against the Chicago as the league-leader with nine points through five playoff games, scored in overtime as the Marlies edged the Wolves 4-3. "Hes always been the guy that wants to be in that situation positively or negatively he wants to be on the ice," said Toronto coach Steve Spott. "You can see tonight here again. Its a big game, its a critical moment and he rises to the occasion." DAmigo put home the rebound off a Trevor Smith point shot at 3:28 of the first over time for his fourth goal of the playoffs. Toronto now has a commanding 3-0 lead in its best-of-seven series with Chicago. "It was just kind of a mixup play and (Trevor Smith) got it back at the point, put it on net which I was happy and I was right there," said DAmigo, who also had an assist in the win. "I almost missed it there and I finally put it in." DAmigo is the franchise leader in playoff scoring with 13 goals and 20 assists in 32 games. When asked about is clutch playoff scoring he said simply: "The puck just happened to be on my stick at times you need it." The Marlies are a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs and have just one loss in 10 games dating back to the regular season. Toronto also improved to 5-4 all time in Calder Cup playoff overtime games. T.J. Brennan, Peter Holland, Brandon Kozun scored in regulation time for the Marlies, while Drew MacIntyre made 32 saves. MacIntyre, who has not lost a start in regulation since March 7, allowed three goals-against for the first time in these playoffs. "Hes the reason why were in the game, a lot of these games," said DAmigo. Hes the backbone of our team and a guy who is keeping us in it when were playing badly for him so he deserves a lot more credit than all of us in that room right now." Dmitrji Jaskin, Adam Cracknell and Tyler Shattock replied for the Wolves. Jake Allen, the reigning AHL goaltender of the year, made 26 saves in the loss. As a result of smoke in a nearby Federal Aviation Administration radar facility at Chicagos OHare International Airport on Tuesday, flights at both OHare and Midway were cancelled forcing the Wolves make alternate arrangements. Sixteen players along withh the Chicago coaching staff made it to Toronto before midnight Tuesday with some players not arriving until 3 p. Marian Gaborik Jersey
. m. local time. Wednesday was by far the closest game to date in the series. After outscoring the Wolves 9-4 in the two games in Chicago, Game 3 was a back and forth affair between the two clubs. Brennan opened the scoring, on a power play, one-timing a Spencer Abbott feed glove-side past Allen for his third goal of the playoffs at 5:26 of the first. Jaskin tied it 1-1, on a power play, re-directing a Marc Cundari point shot for his fourth at 15:41. Just 50 seconds later, Holland restored Torontos lead, one-timing a Brennan pass from the side of the net past Allen for his fourth at 16:31. Cracknell tied it 2-2 with his third capitalizing off a Greg McKegg turnover and poking home the rebound off a Shane Harper shot at 18:28. However, just 11 seconds later, Kozun gave the Marlies a 3-2 lead putting a bouncing puck off of Allen from behind the goal line for his third of the playoffs. Toronto defenceman Andrew MacWilliam, who missed a month of the regular season with a concussion, left the game and did not return following a big hit on Cracknell behind the Toronto net early in the second period. MacWilliam was playing in just his fourth game since returning from the injury. Spott said MacWilliam suffered an upper body injury, but that it was unrelated to the concussion he suffered in the regular season. MacWilliam will be re-evaluated Thursday and could be an option Friday. Chicago controlled the play in the second period as they out-shot Toronto 14-5 and Shattock had the lone goal of the period batting a bouncing puck past a sprawling MacIntyre for his first of the playoffs at 11:34. "They came out hard and theyre not going to quit obviously," said DAmigo. "They were playing our end the whole second period basically and we had to change that up. "They had a tough travel day so we wanted to use our speed and use that to our advantage and I think we did that in the third." Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals is Friday night at Ricoh Coliseum. Notes: Maple Leafs great Wendel Clark was on hand to drop the puck in a ceremonial faceoff. David Broll played his first game of the series replacing a healthy Frazer McLaren in the Marlies lineup. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys
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