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30 Jul 2015
SCORESHEET: Two Blazer All-Stars for first time in 20 years
Clyde Drexler and Cliff Robinson in 1994.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard 20 years later.
After two decades, the Trail Blazers again have two players chosen for the NBA All-Star Game.
The game is Sunday, Feb. 16 at New Orleans.
Neither Aldridge nor Lillard will start, but the Western Conference coaches picked Aldridge for his third All-Star appearance and Lillard for his first.
Only five Blazers have made three or more All-Star games Drexler (8), Sidney Wicks (4), Brandon Roy (3), Maurice Lucas (3) and Aldridge (3).
The West starters, as voted by fans, are Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love and Stephen Curry.
The reserves, in addition to Aldridge and Lillard, are James Harden, Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Chris Paul.
The East will start Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Kyrie Irving.
The Eastern Conference bench has Chris Bosh, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, John Wall, Joe Johnson, Roy Hibbert and Joakim Noah.
Coaches are Scott Brooks of Oklahoma City for the West and Frank Vogel of Indiana for the East.