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John Wall increases lead among East guards in third All-Star Game voting returns

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John Wall appears to be getting closer to being voted in as a starter for the 2015 All-Star Game.

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If you were worried that John Wall's slight dip in production on the Wizards' latest road trip would jeopardize his lead in All-Star game balloting, you can relax now.

The NBA released the latest voting results Thursday morning and not only is Wall still have the most votes among all Eastern guards, but he's actually increased his lead from last week's returns. Here are the official numbers:

1. John Wall (Was) 564,977
2. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 507,326
3. Kyle Lowry (Tor) 406,974
4. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 372,065
5. Jimmy Butler (Chi) 263,914
6. Derrick Rose (Chi) 240,092
7. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 97,093
8. Louis Williams (Tor) 43,652
9. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Mil) 31,700
10. Bradley Beal (Was) 28,387

After last week's returns, Wall had a 40,000 plus vote lead over Dwyane Wade. Now, that lead almost 60,000. Additionally, Wade, Kyle Lowry and Kyrie Irving are now the only guards in the East that have at least half of Wall's votes. While Wall is adding to his lead, there's still no reason to stop voting. Here's how you can cast your vote for John Wall.

Additionally, Marcin Gortat is now sixth in votes among Eastern Conference frontcourt players, after passing Joakim Noah, but is still 105,000 plus votes behind Kevin Love for fifth place.

The final results are set to be announced on January 22nd. If Wall maintains his lead, he'll be the first Wizard to be an All-Star Game starter since Gilbert Arenas in 2007.