01/28/2016 08:40 EST | Updated 01/28/2017 05:12 EST

DeMar DeRozan To Join Teammate Lowry At NBA All-Star Game

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan is joining Toronto Raptors teammate Kyle Lowry in the NBA all-star game.

DeRozan was named an Eastern Conference reserve on Thursday, as voted by NBA coaches.

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Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan in action during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

It marks the first time the Raptors have had two players voted onto the squad.

Lowry was named an all-star starter last week, as voted by fans.

Together DeRozan and Lowry form the highest-scoring back court in the Eastern Conference.

Raptors' Vince Carter and Antonio Davis both played in the 2001 all-star game, but Davis was selected as a replacement for an injured Theo Ratliff. 

The announcement was made before the Raptors tipped off against the visiting New York Knicks.

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