January 28, 2016 8:32 pm
Updated: January 28, 2016 8:36 pm

DeRozan joins Raptors back-court teammate Lowry on NBA all-star team

Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan (10) and Kyle Lowry celebrate the dying seconds of their win over the Brooklyn Nets.


TORONTO – DeMar DeRozan is joining Toronto Raptors teammate Kyle Lowry in the NBA all-star game.

DeRozan was named an Eastern Conference reserve on Thursday, as voted by NBA coaches.

It marks the first time the Raptors have had two players voted onto the squad.

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Lowry was named an all-star starter last week, as voted by fans.

Together DeRozan and Lowry form the highest-scoring back court in the Eastern Conference.

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Raptors’ Vince Carter and Antonio Davis both played in the 2001 all-star game, but Davis was selected as a replacement for an injured Theo Ratliff.

The announcement was made before the Raptors tipped off against the visiting New York Knicks.

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