Wednesday , Feb , 14 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks’ Johnson chosen for All-Star Game

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) – Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson has been
selected as an injury replacement on the Eastern Conference squad for this
Sunday’s All-Star Game.

Johnson will make his first All-Star Game appearance and will take the place
of the injured Jason Kidd. The New Jersey Nets star guard announced earlier
Wednesday his decision to skip this weekend’s festivities to rest his ailing
back.

In his sixth NBA season, Johnson is averaging a team-best 25.1 points in 47
games.

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