NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant was the leading vote-getter for his final NBA All-Star Game, and Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry made late moves to join him in the starting lineup.

Leonard will start in his first All-Star Game and Lowry will start on his home court in Toronto after both made up ground in the final days of voting.

Nobody was catching Bryant, who had 1.9 million votes and was selected an All-Star for the 18th time.

MVP Stephen Curry of Golden State was next with 1.6 million. They will be joined in the Western Conference lineup by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City, and Leonard, the San Antonio star who was more than 12,000 votes behind Golden State’s Draymond Green for the last frontcourt spot after the most recent returns.

Cleveland’s LeBron James and Indiana’s Paul George will start in the East frontcourt with New York’s Carmelo Anthony, who held off Chicago’s Pau Gasol by 360 votes.

Miami’s Dwyane Wade starts at guard with Lowry, who overcame a 32,000-vote deficit to Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving after the last update.

The reserves will be voted by the head coaches in each conference and be announced next Thursday.

Bryant, who is retiring after the season, will finish one behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most All-Star selections. He is a four-time All-Star Game MVP and the career leader with 280 points in the game – though James is just two points behind.

He was atop the voting from the start, but Leonard had to come from behind and finish 14,000 votes ahead of Dallas center Zaza Pachulia for the final West frontcourt spot. Leonard joins Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players to be selected an All-Star, NBA Finals MVP and NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Bucks: Milwaukee expects Jason Kidd to resume his coaching duties next week and be back on the sideline for their game Tuesday against Orlando.

Kidd has been recovering from right hip surgery on Dec. 21. He has missed the last 15 games.

Kidd says he received a good report from his doctor last week in New York and is ahead of schedule on his recovery.

GRIZZLIES: Memphis signed center Ryan Hollins to a 10-day contract.

Hollins is in his third stint with Memphis this season. He was in training camp but was waived before the start of the season.

He re-signed Dec. 29 and played in four games before being waived again Jan. 7.

THURSDAY’S GAMES

CAVALIERS 115, CLIPPERS 102: LeBron James had 22 points and 12 assists, J.R. Smith made six 3-pointers and Cleveland won at home.

Kevin Love added 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Cavs, playing their first home game since being embarrassed in a 34-point loss to Golden State on Monday in a rematch of last year’s NBA finals. They bounced back with a win at Brooklyn on Wednesday, but the Nets aren’t the Clippers, who came in 11-1 in their past 12.

PELICANS 115, PISTONS 99: Anthony Davis scored 32 points and New Orleans won at home for its fourth victory in five games.

Tyreke Evans had 22 points and 10 assists for the Pelicans, who raced to a 72-53 halftime lead and never allowed Detroit to get closer than nine points the rest of the way.