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While the Reign struggles to survive its expansion season, the rest of the American Basketball Association continues to barrel ahead toward the All-Star Game, Feb. 12 through Feb. 14 in Las Vegas.

Utah leads the West Division with an 18-0 record, while the Arkansas RimRockers, who play in Little Rock and feature former NBA standout Otis Birdsong as general manager, lead the Central Division at 16-4. The Mississippi Stingers, who play in Greenville, lead the East at 16-2.

The league, which expanded from seven to 33 teams this season, has plans to expand by 27 more teams next season, according to the ABA Web site, www.abalive.com.