MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Garnett's an All-Star again.
The Minnesota Timberwolves do-everything forward has been voted by fans to start for the Western Conference in next month's game.
Garnett joins San Antonio's Tim Duncan, Yao Ming and Steve Francis of Houston and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers in the West's starting lineup. Reserves are announced later.
Garnett is averaging 21.9 points per game and ranks second in the NBA with 12.9 rebounds per game in his eighth season. This is Garnett's sixth All-Star Game appearance and his fifth as a starter.
"I'm grateful," Garnett said. "I'm happy that I'm in a position to represent not only the Garnetts, but the Timberwolves and the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. That's a big achievement for me."
The game is Sunday, Feb. 9 in Atlanta.
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