Brook Lopez replaces Rondo in All-Star game

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) and Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis (11) go after a loose ball in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has been chosen to replace the injured Rajon Rondo on the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

Commissioner David Stern on Wednesday selected Lopez, who is averaging 18.6 points and 7.3 rebounds for the second-place Nets.

Rondo, the Boston Celtics point guard who was voted to start the Feb. 17 game in Houston, has a torn ACL. The East head coach, likely Erik Spoelstra of Miami, will decide who replaces Rondo in the starting lineup.