2013 NBA All-Star Game

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2013 NBA All-Star Game
2013 NBA All-Star Game Logo.png
1 2 3 4 Total
East 26 39 39 34 138
West 31 38 39 35 143
Date February 17, 2013
Arena Toyota Center
City Houston, Texas
MVP Chris Paul
National anthem

John Legend (American)

Gloria Reuben (Canadian)
Referees
Halftime show Alicia Keys[1]
Network TNT
Announcers Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal (All Star Saturday Night)
Matt Winer, Mike Fratello and Chris Webber (Rising Stars Challenge)
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The 2013 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game that was played on February 17, 2013 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the current home of the Houston Rockets. This game was the 62nd edition of the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game and was played during the 2012–13 NBA season. The Houston Rockets were awarded the All-Star Game in an announcement by commissioner David Stern on February 8, 2012. This was the third time that Houston had hosted the All-Star Game; the city had previously hosted the event in 1989 at the Astrodome and 2006 at the Toyota Center.[2] The West won the game 143–138, and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers was named the game's most valuable player (MVP).

Starters for the game were selected by the fans, who could select three frontcourt players and two guards from each conference. Previously, fans selected two forwards and one center instead of generic frontcourt players.[3] Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers received the most overall votes at 1,591,437.

Starting this season, NBA All-Star Saturday Night events became contests between the Eastern and Western Conferences.

All-Star Game[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Gregg Popovich (left) and Erik Spoelstra (right) were selected as the West and East head coach, respectively.

The coaches for the All-Star game were the head coaches who led the teams with the best winning percentages in their conference through the games of February 3, 2013.[4] Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs clinched the West position after a win on January 30. Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat clinched the East position after a win over the Toronto Raptors on February 3, 2013.[5] The head coaches from the previous year, Tom Thibodeau and Scott Brooks, were not eligible for selection.

Players[edit]

The rosters for the All-Star Game were chosen in two ways. The starters were chosen via a fan ballot. Two guards and three frontcourt players who received the highest vote were named the All-Star starters. NBA head coaches voted for the reserves for their respective conferences, none of which could be players on their own team. Each coach selected two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards, with each selected player ranked in order of preference within each category. If a multi-position player was to be selected, coaches were encouraged to vote for the player at the position that was "most advantageous for the All-Star team," regardless of where the player was listed on the All-Star ballot or the position he was listed in box scores.[6] If a player is unable to participate due to injury, the commissioner will select a replacement.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers topped the ballots with 1,591,437 votes, which earned him a starting position as a guard in the Western Conference team. Bryant earned a record 15th consecutive All-Star selection. Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Dwight Howard completed the Western Conference starting position.[4] The lone first-time All-Star in the Western Conference is the Houston Rockets' James Harden.[7] All of the players from the West started in last year's All-Star Game, save for Howard who started for the East, and similar to last year, both Los Angeles teams, the Lakers and the Clippers, are represented by two players each, all of whom are starters. Also sending a pair of players to the All-Star Game were the Oklahoma City Thunder, represented by Durant and Russell Westbrook, and the San Antonio Spurs, represented by Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. The Golden State Warriors had an All-Star representative for the first time since Latrell Sprewell was selected in 1997, with David Lee.

The Eastern Conference's leading vote-getter was LeBron James, who finished with 1,583,646 votes. Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Garnett completed the Eastern Conference starting positions.[4] Anthony, James and Wade were starters for the previous year's Eastern Conference team. The Eastern Conference reserves included six first-time selections: Tyson Chandler, Paul George, Jrue Holiday, Kyrie Irving, Brook Lopez, and Joakim Noah.[7] The Boston Celtics sent two players to start in the All-Star Game for the first time since 1984, when Larry Bird and Robert Parish started for the East. The New York Knicks sent two players to the All-Star Game for the first time since 2001.

Roster[edit]

(C) – Named team captains for All-Star Game by National Basketball Players Association.[9]


^INJ Will not participate due to injury.[10]
^REP Brook Lopez was named Rajon Rondo's replacement by NBA commissioner David Stern. [11]
^1 Erik Spoelstra chose Chris Bosh to start in place of the injured Rajon Rondo[12]

Game[edit]

February 17, 2013
8:30 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference 138, Western Conference 143
Scoring by quarter: 26–31, 39–38, 39–39, 34–35
Pts: Anthony 26
Rebs: Anthony 12
Asts: Wade 7
Pts: Durant 30
Rebs: Howard 7
Asts: Paul 15
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,101
Referees:

The West led at the end of each quarter and won 143–138 behind Chris Paul, who won MVP honors scoring 20 points, handing out 15 assists and grabbing 4 steals. The West never led by more than eight points through the first three quarters, but they pushed the lead to double figures early in the fourth. Kobe Bryant blocked two shots by LeBron James late in the game, part of a late run to secure the game for the West. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 30 points and became the first player in NBA history to score 30+ points in three consecutive All-Star games, while Bryant had nine points and eight assists. Carmelo Anthony led the East with 26 points and 12 rebounds. James, who shot well during the latter part of the season's first half, shot only 7-for-18 while scoring 19 points.[13]

All-Star Weekend[edit]

BBVA Rising Stars Challenge[edit]


^INJ Andre Drummond was unable to participate due to injury.[14]
^REP Andrew Nicholson was named Andre Drummond's replacement.[14]

February 15
9:00 p.m. ET
Team Shaq 135, Team Chuck 163
Scoring by half: 66–90, 69–73
Pts: Irving 32
Rebs: Irving 6
Asts: Walker 8
Pts: Faried 40
Rebs: Faried, Thompson 10
Asts: Rubio, Thomas 10
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,101
Referees:

Sears Shooting Stars Competition[edit]

  • Note:
    • The sponsor of 2013 Shooting Stars Competition has been changed from Haier to Sears.
    • 2013 Shooting Stars Competition will be four teams of three players, East and West represent two (teams) of each.
Western Contestants
Team Name Members Team First round Final round
Team Harden James Harden Houston Rockets 37.9 -
Tina Thompson Seattle Storm
Sam Cassell (retired)
Team Westbrook Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder 29.5 1:30.0
Maya Moore Minnesota Lynx
Robert Horry (retired)
Eastern Contestants
Team Name Members Team First round Final round
Team Bosh Chris Bosh Miami Heat 50.0 1:29
Swin Cash Chicago Sky
Dominique Wilkins (retired)
Team Lopez Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets 1:07 -
Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever
Muggsy Bogues (retired)
  • All Legends do not specify which teams they represent with.

Taco Bell Skill Challenge[edit]

  • Note: 2013 Skill Challenge will have six players as usual, but it will divide three players of each conference into East and West.
Eastern Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
G Jrue Holiday Philadelphia 76ers 6–4 205 29.3 35.6
G Brandon Knight Detroit Pistons 6–3 189 32.2 NA
G Jeff Teague Atlanta Hawks 6–2 181 49.4 NA
Western Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
G Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers 6–3 195 28.8 29.8
G Jeremy Lin Houston Rockets 6–3 200 35.8 NA
G Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs 6–2 180 48.7 NA

Foot Locker Three-Pointer Contest[edit]

  • Note: 2013 Three-Point Contest will have six players as usual, but it will divide three players of each conference into East and West.
Eastern Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
G/F Paul George Indiana Pacers 6–8 221 10 NA
G Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers 6–3 191 18 23
F Steve Novak New York Knicks 6–10 235 17 NA
Western Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
F Ryan Anderson New Orleans Hornets 6–10 240 18 NA
F/C Matt Bonner San Antonio Spurs 6–10 235 19 20
G Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 6–3 185 17 NA

Sprite Slam Dunk Contest[edit]

  • Note:
    • 2013 Slam Dunk Contest will raise from four players to six, with three players represent each conference into East and West.
    • The allowable dunk time has been shortened from 2:00 to 1:30, but if this player has not finished a dunk within 1:30, he will have one final attempt.
    • In Team Round (or First Round), each competitor will complete two dunks which will be scored on a scale of 6 to 10 by a panel of 5 judges. The Championship Round (or Final Round) will be a fan voting poll to decide a winner.
Eastern Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
1st dunk 2nd dunk Total Votes
G/F Gerald Green Indiana Pacers 6–8 210 50 32 82 N/A
G Terrence Ross Toronto Raptors 6–6 195 50 49 99 58%
G/F James White New York Knicks 6–7 215 45 32 77 N/A
Western Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
1st dunk 2nd dunk Total Votes
G Eric Bledsoe Los Angeles Clippers 6–1 195 39 50 89 N/A
F Jeremy Evans Utah Jazz 6–9 194 47 43 90 42%
F Kenneth Faried Denver Nuggets 6–8 228 39 50 89 N/A

Competition score[edit]

Starting in 2013, the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference will compete to see who gets the most points. This score will only be applied to All-Star Saturday Night competitions.[15]

  • Final Score:
    • Eastern: 125
    • Western: 140
  • Structure:
    • Team Round = First Round, Championship Round = Final Round.
    • Each competition will have two rounds.
    • TEAM ROUND -- All competitors within each conference will have their scores added together to get a TOTAL time/score.
    • Points will be awarded to the conference that wins the Team Round (best TOTAL time/score)
    • The highest scoring (or fastest timing) competitor from each conference will advance to the Championship Round.
    • CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND -- A head-to-head competition between the highest scoring West and highest scoring East competitor from the Team Round, to decide each competition champion.
    • Points will be awarded to the conference whose competitor wins the Championship Round.
    • The conference with the most points at the end of the night will be crowned State Farm All-Star Saturday Night Champions.
  • Event Scoring:
  • Sears Shooting Stars:
    • TEAM Round -- 20 POINTS awarded to the conference with the fastest TOTAL time.
    • CHAMPIONSHIP Round -- 10 POINTS awarded to the conference of the champion.
  • Taco Bell Skills Challenge:
    • TEAM Round -- 30 POINTS awarded to the conference with the fastest TOTAL time.
    • CHAMPIONSHIP Round -- 10 POINTS awarded to the conference of the champion.
  • Foot Locker Three-Point Contest:
    • TEAM Round -- 40 POINTS awarded to the conference with the highest TOTAL score.
    • CHAMPIONSHIP Round -- 10 POINTS awarded to the conference of the champion.
  • Sprite Slam Dunk:
    • TEAM Round -- 50 POINTS awarded to the conference with the highest TOTAL score.
    • CHAMPIONSHIP Round -- 55 POINTS awarded to the conference of the champion.
    • In addition, each time a player scores a perfect 50 for a dunk during the TEAM Round, his conference will have 10 BONUS POINTS added to its overall All-Star Saturday Night score.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alicia Keys headlines All-Star Game halftime show". NBA.com. 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Houston to host NBA All-Star 2013". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Beck, Howard (October 24, 2012). "The All-Star Center is Officially Extinct". New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2012. "The N.B.A., bowing to new realities in a multi-positional era, has eliminated “center” from its All-Star ballots for the 2012-13 season. Instead, fans will vote for three frontcourt players and two guards." 
  4. ^ a b c "Top vote-getter Kobe earns record 15th straight All-Star trip". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Popovich to coach West All-Stars". foxsports.com. Associated Press. January 30, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ Stein, Marc (January 18, 2013). "1. Reserve Judgment: Stein's All-Star Benches". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Spurs' Duncan, Heat's Bosh headline 2013 All-Star reserves". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 24, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "All-Star 2013 Roster". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Paul, Wade named All-Star captains". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rajon Rondo suffered torn ACL". January 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Brook Lopez named All-Star team replacing Rajon Rondo". January 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Chris Bosh to start All-Star Game". February 15, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Clippers' Chris Paul named MVP as West topples East in ASG". ESPN.com. Associated Press. February 17, 2013. Archived from the original on February 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b
    "Magic's Nicholson added to BBVA Rising Stars game". February 10, 2013. 
  15. ^ "State Farm All-Star Saturday Night ----- Competition Rules". NBA.com. February 14, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2012. 

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