Westbrook replaces Cousins as All-Star starter

NBA.com Global on Feb 18, 2018 04:33 PM
Westbrook replaces Cousins as All-Star starter
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Kyrie Irving #11, Kevin Durant #35 and Russell Westbrook #0 of Team LeBron participate in the NBA All-Star practice as part of the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2018 at the Verizon Up Arena at the LACC in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butleri/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Team LeBron head coach Dwane Casey has selected reigning MVP Russell Westbrook to replace the injured DeMarcus Cousins in the starting lineup for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game (Monday, PHL time).

Cousins is unable to play after suffering a season-ending left Achilles tendon rupture.

Westbrook joins James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis in the starting lineup for Team LeBron. They'll be pitted against Team Stephen, comprising Stephen Curry, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid.

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