Washington guard Bernard King and Detroit guard Joe Dumars will be starters for the East team in Sunday's NBA All-Star game.

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King replaces Boston's Larry Bird and Dumars replaces teammate Isiah Thomas. Bird and Thomas were selected as starters in fan balloting, but were forced to withdraw because of injuries.Meanwhile, guard Hersey Hawkins of the Philadelphia 76ers was named to replace Bird on the East team.

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