Lin fails to gain ground on Paul in All-Star voting

Last time we checked, which was two days after Christmas, Jeremy Lin was gaining a wee bit of ground on Chris Paul in All-Star voting.

That trend has ceased.

In the latest balloting results released Thursday, Paul’s lead over Lin for the second starting guard spot in the Western Conference was 46,669 votes.

A week ago, the discrepancy was 46,431 votes.

Voting concludes on Jan. 14, and the starters will be announced three days later on TNT. Coaches from each conference choose the reserves.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers continues leading the field with 1,177,456 votes, more than 26,000 ahead of the Miami Heat’s LeBron James. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (1,088,797) and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (1,054,099) are second in West and East, respectively.

The full tallies for both conferences are after the jump.

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