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Old 02-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Spoelstra picks Bosh as starter for East All Star

In case Cavaliers fans didnít despise Miami enough, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra decided against starting point guard Kyrie Irving in the All-Star Game.

Instead, Spoelstra, the coach of the Eastern Conference team, will start Heat power forward Chris Bosh. Spoelstra officially named Bosh the starter Friday. Bosh is replacing injured Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.

Because Irving plays the same position as Rondo, many Cavs fans figured Irving would be the natural replacement. But Spoelstra said his loyalty is to the Heat ó and he therefore will start Bosh alongside Miamiís LeBron James, New Yorkís Carmelo Anthony and Bostonís Kevin Garnett in the frontcourt. Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade will man the backcourt.

-- Fox Sports Ohio
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