Millsap named to NBA All-Star team as reserve

Hawks forward Paul Millsap gets past Heat forward Shane Battier for two of his team-high 26 points during the first half of their NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

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Hawks forward Paul Millsap gets past Heat forward Shane Battier for two of his team-high 26 points during the first half of their NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Paul Millsap is an All-Star.

The Hawks power forward was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve Thursday after voting by NBA coaches.

The selection means the Hawks, with the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference, will be represented at next month’s game in New Orleans.

“It will be a great honor,” Millsap, a first-time All-Star, said Thursday before the league announced the reserves in the evening.

Millsap will be the first Hawks All-Star since Joe Johnson in 2012.

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