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Love, Rubio garnering All-Star votes

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are still in the top five at their positions in All-Star voting. Love is fifth among Western Conference forwards, trailing Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Gasol. Rubio is third among guards, behind Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul.
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Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are still in the top five at their positions in All-Star voting. Love is fifth among Western Conference forwards, trailing Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Gasol. Rubio is third among guards, behind Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul.

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