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Johnson named an all-star
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) defends Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) in the first half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
FAYETTEVILLE Joe Johnson is an all-star again.
The Brooklyn Nets guard was named to the NBA All-Star team Thursday. The former Razorbacks star from Little Rock will represent the Eastern Conference as a reserve in his seventh appearance in the game.
Johnson is averaging 15.7 points per game this season for the Nets and has a pair of game-winning buzzer-beaters to his credit. He has led Brooklyn in scoring 15 times this season and has scored 25 or more points in seven games.
The 32-year-old edged out Raptors guard Kevin Lowry for the spot on the team, according to the New York Daily News. Johnson is the only player on the all-star team from the Nets' $100 million roster.
The NBA All-Star Game will be played Feb. 16 at the New Orleans Arena.