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Kyle Lowry voted into All-Star Game as a starter

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Once again, the Toronto Raptors' faithful prove why they're one of the best fan bases in the NBA.

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You did it, Raptors fans! Kyle Lowry has been voted into the 2016 NBA All-Star Game as a starter on home soil.

Lowry finished second in voting among guards in the Eastern Conference with 646,441 votes. The point guard is the third Raptor to be elected into the exhibition event as a starter, following in the footsteps of former standout Dinos Vince Carter and Chris Bosh.

"It is an honour to be voted as a starter for the All-Star Game, especially for one in my home arena," Lowry said in light of the news. "I am thankful to all the great Raptors fans across Canada and throughout the NBA."

Lowry has once again been the engine that makes the Raps go this season, as the 29-year-old is averaging career-highs in points (20.9), rebounds (5.0) and steals (2.29) through 42 games.

Miami's Dwayne Wade will join Lowry in the backcourt, while LeBron James, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony round out the rest of the East's starting rotation. Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook will counter for the Western Conference.

The All-Star Game reserves, selected by the NBA's 30 head coaches, will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 28. Barring injury, fellow Raptor DeMar DeRozan is a near lock to crack the roster at this point.

The 65th NBA All-Star Game will tip off on Sunday, February 14 at the ACC. In the words of former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens: getcha popcorn ready.