NEW YORK — Allen Iverson has been voted to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Steve Nash and Tim Duncan made late moves to also claim starting spots.

Nash passed the inactive Tracy McGrady as the second guard, while Duncan disappointed Dallas fans hoping to see Dirk Nowitzki start by rallying past the Mavericks forward in voting.

LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for the Feb. 14 game at Cowboys Stadium, becoming the first player to earn at least 2.5 million votes three times.

Joining James and Iverson as Eastern Conference starters on Thursday were Miami guard Dwyane Wade, Orlando center Dwight Howard and Boston forward Kevin Garnett.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was picked for the Western Conference along with Phoenix center Amare Stoudemire and Denver forward Carmelo Anthony. (AP)