NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The actual NBA All-Star game is Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. But for many NBA fans, the real action is on Saturday night with various skills competitions and the ever-popular slam-dunk competition across town at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The competition started with four mixed three-on-three teams led by Miami’s Chris Bosh, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, New Orelans’ Anthony Davis and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. Each team had a “legend” old-timer and a WNBA player as well.READ MORE: Man Shot And Critically Injured In Williamsburg
Bosh’s team won.
Then eight stars participated in the Skills challenge. Players include Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Atlanta’s Jeff Teague and Houston’s Patrick Beverley among the eight stars. Beverley was the winner.READ MORE: Nelson, Cizikas Help Islanders Hand Flyers 8th Straight Loss
Then Curry, Houston’s James Harden, Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, San Antonio’s Marco Belinelli, Atlanta’s Kyle Korver, Portland’s Wes Matthews, the Clippers; J.J. Redick and Golden State’s Klay Thompson heaved it up in the three-point long-distance shootout. Curry came out on top.
Finally come the slam-dunkers. Their roster includes Minnesota’s Zach LaVine, Orlando’s Victor Oladipo, and hometown favorite Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets.Nets Drop First Game Without Durant, Fall To Cavs 114-107
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