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All-Star reserves: East picks

Updated: January 24, 2013, 12:29 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider
Joakim Noah, Tyson Chandler and Brook LopezGetty ImagesNoah, Chandler and Lopez are each playing well. Will they get selected as East All-Stars?

The All-Star reserves will be announced Thursday and like the Western Conference, the coaches of the Eastern Conference will be tasked with filling the bench spots, knowing that multiple starters were voted in by the fans from a below .500 team. In the case out West, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are both curiously starting the All-Star Game while smack in the midst of the biggest train-wreck season in recent NBA history.

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