Ailene Voisin, sports columnist

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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins rallies the fans after a Magic timeout late in the fourth quarter and the Kings leading by double digits on Friday night, January 10, 2014 between the Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.

DeMarcus Cousins doesn’t make list for All-Star Game reserves

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was not among the reserves named to participate in the Feb. 16 All-Star Game in New Orleans.

Per the vote of coaches in the Western Conference, the seven West Squad additions are Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas), LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard (Portland), James Harden and Dwight Howard (Houston), Tony Parker (San Antonio) and Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers).

Fans previously determined a starting lineup of Kevin Love (Minnesota), Blake Griffin (Clippers), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City), Steph Curry (Golden State) and Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers).

Incoming Commissioner Adam Silver will name the players who would replace an injured All-Star selection. Bryant, who is recovering from Achilles surgery, is not expected to play.

Cousins’ prospects were mixed. Though he is enjoying his best season and leading the team in points (22.6) and rebounds (11.6), coaches traditionally favor players on winning teams. The Kings are 15-30 and in the midst of a five-game losing streak.

Cousins, who has missed the last three games with a sprained right ankle, accompanied the team to Dallas earlier this afternoon and hoped to play against the Mavericks Friday night.

Call The Bee’s Ailene Voisin, (916) 321-1208.

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Ailene Voisin, sports columnist

Ailene Voisin

Ailene Voisin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from UNLV and a law degree from the University of San Diego before committing full time to journalism.

Her career includes stops at the San Diego Union, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and time spent as the backup beat writer for Dodgers and Angels, Clippers and NBA beat writer, sports columnist, along with numerous assignments covering international events and the Olympics. Ailene joined The Sacramento Bee in 1997.

Phone: 916-321-1208
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