Stoudemire to start in All-Star Game

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire has earned his first start in an NBA All-Star Game.

Stoudemire edged Carmello Anthony of the Denver Nuggets for the second forward spot alongside San Antonio's Tim Duncan and Houston's Yao Ming in the Western Conference frontcourt for the All-Star game. It will be played Feb. 15 in Phoenix.

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