Chris Bosh named to Eastern Conference All-Star team

Bosh to make his ninth All-Star appearance


MIAMI – Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Stars in a vote by the NBA head coaches for the 2014 All-Star Game, the association announced Thursday night.

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16.

The Miami Heat said this marks Bosh's ninth time being selected as an All-Star and his seventh time as a reserve.

In his previous seven All-Star games, Bosh has averaged 11.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 50.7 percent from the field. The Heat said he was selected as a reserve in 2009 but did not play due to injury.

Bosh will be joining teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who were both named as starters following the fans vote, on the team for the fourth consecutive year.