San Francisco Chronicle
Substitutes for Curry, 2 others chosen
Toronto forward Pascal Siakam, Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards and Sacramento guard De’Aaron Fox have been added to the player pool for the All-Star Game as injury replacements.
Commissioner Adam Silver’s office announced the picks Friday, after they were first reported by ESPN.
Siakam, Edwards and Fox replace Golden State’s Stephen Curry, New Orleans’ Zion Williamson and Phoenix’s Kevin Durant — all of whom are injured and will be unable to play in the Feb. 19 game at Salt Lake City.
It’s the second All-Star selection for Siakam, and the first for Edwards and Fox.
Curry, Williamson and Durant were all selected as starters for the game. Those starting spots will now go to Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Utah’s Lauri Markkanen and Memphis’ Ja Morant, the NBA said.
All-Star starters are chosen in a weighted vote that takes into account fan, media and player balloting. All-Star reserves are chosen by NBA coaches. Injury replacements are selected by Silver.
The rosters for the game will be chosen by captains LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks shortly before tip-off. This is the sixth year that the NBA has used the captain-draft format for the game, but the first time that those selections will be made on game day.
• Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens said he doesn’t anticipate AllStar Jaylen Brown missing a significant amount of time after suffering a broken bone in his face.
Stevens said Brown has been fitted with a mask.
Brown was diagnosed with a maxillary fracture after he took an inadvertent elbow from teammate Jayson Tatum on Wednesday while going for a rebound during Boston’s win over Philadelphia.
76ers 119, Knicks 108: Tyrese Maxey provided a huge boost off the bench, scoring 27 points to help host Philadelphia rally from a 13-point deficit to beat New York.
Embiid had 35 points and 11 rebounds on 14for-18 shooting from the floor, and James Harden added 20 points and 12 assists to boost the Sixers. Jazz 122, Raptors 116:
Markkanen and Will Kessler each scored 23 points, Collin Sexton had 22 and visiting Utah overcame a 12-point deficit in the final five minutes to beat Toronto and snap a three-game losing streak.
Kelly Olynyk scored 15 points and former Raptor Rudy Gay had 12 for the Jazz, who won despite shooting 6-for-24 from 3point range, matching a season low. Utah also made six 3-pointers in a Feb. 6 loss to Dallas. Celtics 127, Hornets 116:
Tatum scored 41 points and Derrick White set new career highs with 33 points and eight 3-pointers to help host Boston hold off Charlotte.
Tatum began the fourth quarter on the bench but was reinserted after Charlotte cut Boston’s lead to 14 points with 7:03 to play. The Hornets trailed by 28 in the third quarter before closing period on 15-3 run.
Pistons 138, Spurs 131:
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 10 of his 32 points in overtime and host Detroit beat San Antonio in double overtime in a matchup of two of the NBA’s worst teams.
The Spurs, who lost their 11th straight game, led 125-121 after Devonte’ Graham hit his sixth 3pointer of San Antonio debut with 18 seconds left in the first overtime.
Grizzlies 128, Timberwolves 127: Morant scored 32 points and had nine rebounds as Memphis defeated visiting Minnesota.
Suns 117, Pacers 104:
Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Devin Booker scored 21 points and Chris Paul chipped in 19 as visiting Phoenix cruised.