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2015 NBA All-Star game: Tim Duncan selected as a reserve

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The coaches voted Duncan in and he will participate on his 15th All-Star game.

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The votes are in and Tim Duncan has been selected as a reserve representing the Western Conference in the upcoming All-Star game. Duncan edged out other deserving candidates like DeMarcus Cousins and will be a part of the All-Star game for the 15th time in his 18-year career. Duncan is averaging 14.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, one steal and two blocks a game. He has played in 42 of the Spurs' 47 games and is averaging 30.3 minutes a game.

It looked like a long shot for Duncan to make the team simply because the West had so many deserving frontcourt players. Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dwight Howard, DeMarcus Cousins, Dirk Nowitzki and Duncan were all fighting for four spots so someone was bound to be snubbed. Fortunately it wasn't Duncan, who has had a fantastic season anchoring the Spurs while Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter all missed time with injury.

The All-Star game will be held in New York's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 15 at 7.30 p.m. CST. TNT will televise.