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James Harden named starter for 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago

James Harden will start in the All-Star Game for the fourth straight season.

HOUSTON — James Harden was named a starter in the All-Star Game for the fourth straight season.

Harden has been named an All-Star in each of his eight seasons as a Rocket. Harden and Yao Ming are tied for the second-most All-Star selections in franchise history. Hakeem Olajuwon was selected 12 times.

The game will be played in Chicago on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote, while current players and a panel of basketball media accounted for 25 percent each.

Harden finished second among Western Conference guards in voting in each of those categories.

Harden leads the league in scoring with 36.7 points per game. He also averages 7.4 assists per game, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals.

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