NBA teams with Google for All-Star voting

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REUTERS: Fans can vote for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game beginning Christmas Day. 

The NBA announced a partnership with Google designed to get more fans involved in balloting across multiple platforms. 

Voting ends on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, (21 January) at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans can vote by searching on Google, through the Google Assistant and via the NBA App and 

The league is advertising five “2-for-1 Days,” on which votes for players count twice - 3 January, 4 January, 10 January, 11 January, and 21 January.

Fans account for 50% of the vote, with media and players accounting for 25% each. 

TNT will reveal the NBA All-Star Game starters, including the two captains, on Thursday, 24 January during TNT NBA Tip-Off, and reserves are announced by the network one week later. 

The game’s captains will participate in a draft of teams for the second consecutive year. 

The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference.