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Cavaliers' Donovan Mitchell named to Eastern Conference All-Star team

Feb. 1—Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell on Feb. 1 was named as a reserve on the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

Mitchell is the only player from the Cavs named to the All-Star team. The Cavs won 11 of their last 12 games before playing the Grizzlies later in the night in Memphis.

Darius Garland and Evan Mobley, two Cavaliers who might be All-Star worthy in other seasons, missed six weeks with injuries and just returned to action this week. Garland was out with a fractured jaw. Mobley was out with a knee injury.

Cavs Center Jarrett Allen is arguably All-Star worthy, too. Allen isn't flashy, but he is as reliable as they come. He took a streak of 16 straight double-doubles into the game with the Grizzlies.

This will be Mitchell's fifth straight All-Star appearance and his second straight in a Cavaliers uniform. He is averaging 28.2 points and 5.5 rebounds a game. The rebound number is a career-high. Mitchell scored 40 or more points four times this season. He tied a season-high of 45 points on Jan. 31 when the Cavs beat the Pistons, 126-121, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mitchell scored 20 points in the fourth quarter.

The 73rd NBA All-Star game will be played on Feb. 18 in Indianapolis.

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers and Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Western Conference-leading Timberwolves were also announced to the West team. Stephen Curry is an All-Star for the 10th time, while the Lakers' Anthony Davis and Devin Booker of Phoenix rounded out the West.

In the East, Jalen Brunson was selected for the first time and was joined by teammate Julius Randle from the Knicks. The East had two other first-time selections in Philadelphia's Tyrese Maxey and Orlando's Paolo Banchero. Boston's Jaylen Brown is also on the team.

The Associated Press contributed to this report