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Dirk still on pace to be All-Star starter

If the All-Star voting stopped today, the hometown team would have a representative in the starting lineup.

Dirk Nowitzki ranks second among Western Conference forwards in the second returns of All-Star balloting. He has received 668,243 votes, which gives him a lead of over 100,000 over the Lakers' Pau Gasol.

Here are the starting lineups as of now:

EAST

F -- LeBron James, Cleveland

F -- Kevin Garnett, Boston

C -- Dwight Howard, Orlando

G -- Dwyane Wade, Miami

G -- Allen Iverson, Philadelphia

WEST

F -- Carmelo Anthony, Denver

F -- Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas

C -- Amar'e Stoudemire, Phoenix

G -- Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

G -- Steve Nash, Phoenix