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NBA unveils vote schedule for All-Star Game with new format

Debuting a new NBA All-Game format in which players will pick teams in an effort to energize the event, the league has unveiled the voting schedule for its 2018 showcase.

The NBA had previously announced that the Eastern vs. Western Conference format would be scrapped for the first time, replaced by captains choosing sides in the latest effort to generate more enthusiasm and perhaps competitiveness for the game.

The West has won six of the last seven games, scoring nearly 200 points in the lackluster last two. Following last February's 192-182 victory in New Orleans, players association president Chris Paul told Commissioner Adam Silver something had to be done to fix the...

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