When push came to shove, Byron Scott decided to do neither when it came to lobbying for Anderson Varejao or Kyrie Irving to make the All-Star team as reserves. The NBA will announce the reserves on TNT on Thursday night.

"I lobby enough in the media," Scott said. "I don't make calls. I don't send videos. I don't do all that. I think the way especially Andy has played speaks for itself. My lobbying is telling the truth. I think [Varejao] is definitely deserving. I think Kyrie is starting to get the national attention now, like most first-round picks are. Other than that, I just try to be honest and tell them what I think.

"It would be great if they both made it, but I don't think that's going to happen."