NBA All-Star Game

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NBA All-Star Game Hits the Big Easy

LeBron James, in town for the All-Star game, dedicates a new playground at the St. Bernard Recreation Center in New Orleans yesterday.

A season highlighted by the reborn Celtics, upstart Blazers and ice-cold Heat reaches its unofficial midway point in New Orleans Sunday at the NBA All-Star Game (Feb. 17, 8:30 pm/ET, TNT). Four-time All-Star Doug Collins, now an analyst for TNT, is glad to see Boston’s resurgence because they’re a “flagship franchise…[that] made the right moves, got a little lucky…and here we are talking about them [having] the best record in the NBA.” The Blazers’ turnaround, which included a 13-game win streak in December, has been perhaps the biggest surprise. “I think everybody felt Portland was going to have a throwaway year because [No. 1 draft pick Greg] Oden got hurt. [Instead] they have been a wonderful story.” Meanwhile, the surge of the hometown Hornets into playoff contention has been a boon to New Orleans, which is fighting to retain its NBA franchise while still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “This is so great for the ... read more

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Premise: East meets West in the 63rd hoops showcase in New Orleans. Pacers forward Paul George and Warriors guard Stephen Curry headline newcomers to starting lineups featuring perennial stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The West has won the last three years.

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