Warriors guard Stephen Curry has moved up to No. 2 among Western Conference backcourt players in NBA All-Star Game voting returns released Thursday.
Curry, with 677,372 votes, trails only the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (844,538) and would be an All-Star starter if he finishes in the top two. In the last balloting results, Curry was third behind the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, who dropped a spot with 651,073 votes.
The game will be played in New Orleans on Feb. 16.
In frontcourt voting the top three in the Western Conference are Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (1,054,209), Houston's Dwight Howard (509,116) and the Clippers' Blake Griffin (500,964).
The Eastern Conference leaders are Miami's LeBron James (1,076,063), Indiana's Paul George (899,671) and New York's Carmelo Anthony (702,869) in the frontcourt and Miami's Dwyane Wade (718,109) and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving (652,522) in the backcourt.