Rubio, Love rank high in All-Star vote

Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love are piling up All-Star votes for the Timberwolves. Rubio ranks third among Western Conference guards, only behind Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul. Love is fifth in voting amongst Western Conference forwards. Voting ends January 31.
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Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love are piling up All-Star votes for the Timberwolves. Rubio ranks third among Western Conference guards, only behind Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul. Love is fifth in voting amongst Western Conference forwards. Voting ends January 31.

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