Pau’s an All-Star

PHILADELPHIA — Pau Gasol was picked to be a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star team today. It’s his second consecutive selection and his third overall. Gasol is averaging 17.4 points points, 11 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 29 games. He sat out 11 because of a strained right hamstring and six games with a strained left hammy. The Lakers are 24-5 with him on the active roster and 11-6 without him.

Other reserves from the Western Conference:
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
Chris Paul, New Orleans
Brandon Roy, Portland
Zach Randolph, Memphis
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Deron Williams, Utah

Eastern Conference reserves
Al Horford, Atlanta
Joe Johnson, Atlanta
Paul Pierce, Boston
Rajon Rondo, Boston
Gerald Wallace, Charlotte
Derrick Rose, Chicago
Chris Bosh, Toronto