The Bulls are tied for the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, but success on the court didn't help translate into an All-Star nod for either Luol Deng or Carlos Boozer when the reverses were announced tonight.
The Boston Celtics were awarded four of the seven spots, with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen earning selected. Al Horford and Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat were the other three reserves.
The reserves were determined by a vote of conference coaches.
The Celtics, who have the best record in the conference, have the most players on the team with four. The Miami Heat, who are tied with the Bulls, had three players, including two starters. The Hawks, who are tied for fourth, have two players.
Boozer, who is averaging 19.8 points and 10.2 rebounds, might have made it if he hadn't missed 18 games because of injury. Deng has been a key to the Bulls' success, but he hasn't created enough national buzz to get serious consideration. He wasn't even listed among the four players listed for a poll on the TNT broadcast announcing the reverses about who was the biggest snub.