Injured McGrady on pace to start
Bryant had more than 692,000 votes in the first set of returns announced Thursday, about 20,000 more than East leader Dwyane Wade. Also on track to start for the West in the Feb. 14 game are NBA leading scorer Carmelo Anthony and Dirk Nowitzki at forward and Amare Stoudemire at center.
McGrady is nearing a return from microfracture knee surgery.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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