2014 NBA All-Star Game

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2014 NBA All Star Game
2014 NBA All-Star Logo.jpg
1 2 3 4 Total
East 42 34 47 40 163
West 44 45 37 29 155
Date February 16, 2014
Arena Smoothie King Center
City New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP Kyrie Irving
National anthem

Gary Clark, Jr. (U.S.)[1]

Serena Ryder (Canadian)[2]
Referees
Halftime show Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Janelle Monae, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Gary Clark, Jr.[3]
Network TNT
Announcers Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller
Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, Steve Kerr, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith (All Star Saturday Night)
Matt Winer, Grant Hill and Chris Webber (Rising Stars Challenge)
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The 2014 NBA All Star Game was an exhibition basketball game that took place on February 16, 2014, at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Pelicans. The game was the 63rd edition of the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game and was played during the 2013–14 NBA season. The former Hornets were awarded the All-Star Game in an announcement by commissioner David Stern on April 16, 2012.[4] It was the second time that New Orleans had hosted the All-Star game; the city had previously hosted the event in 2008 in the Smoothie King Center (then known as New Orleans Arena).

Starters for the game were selected by the fans, who could select three frontcourt players and two guards for each conference. LeBron James was the leading vote-getter with 1,416,419 votes. Stephen Curry was also voted as a starter in first All-Star selection, after leading all Western Conference guards in the voting, while Kevin Love overtook Dwight Howard for the final frontcourt starting spot for the West.[5]

All-Star Game[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Frank Vogel (left) and Scott Brooks (right) were selected as the East and West head coach, respectively.

Frank Vogel, coach of the Indiana Pacers, and Scott Brooks, coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, were selected as the East and West head coach, respectively.[6]

Roster[edit]

^INJ Kobe Bryant was unable to participate due to injury.[7]
^REP Anthony Davis was named as Kobe Bryant's replacement.[7]
1 Scott Brooks chose James Harden to start in place of the injured Kobe Bryant.[8]

Game[edit]

February 16, 2014
8:30 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference 163, Western Conference 155
Scoring by quarter: 42–44, 34–45, 47–37, 40–29
Pts: Irving 31
Rebs: James 7
Asts: Irving 14
Pts: Durant, Griffin 38 each
Rebs: Howard 11
Asts: Paul 13
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance: 14,727
Referees:

Kyrie Irving scored 31 points and had 14 assists and was named the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (MVP) to help the East stop a three-game losing streak and win 163–155 in the highest-scoring game in All-Star history. Carmelo Anthony added 30 points for the East and made a record eight three-pointers, one of 11 All-Star records that were broken in the game. The West was led by Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, who both finished with 38 points, four short of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star record in 1962.[9][10][11]

All-Star Weekend[edit]

BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge[edit]


^INJ Pero Antić was unable to participate due to injury.
^REP Miles Plumlee was named Pero Antić's replacement.[12]


February 14
9:00 p.m. ET
Team Webber 136, Team Hill 142
Scoring by half: 66–67, 70–75
Pts: Tim Hardaway, Jr. 36
Rebs: Anthony Davis 8
Asts: Michael Carter-Williams 9
Pts: Dion Waiters 31
Rebs: Andre Drummond 25
Asts: Dion Waiters 7
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
Attendance: 14,727
Referees:
  • #70 Brent Barnaky
  • #54 Nick Buchert
  • #34 Kevin Cutler

Sears Shooting Stars Competition[edit]

Western Contestants
Team Name Members Team First round Final round
Team Curry Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 1:05
Becky Hammon San Antonio Stars
Dell Curry (retired)
Team Durant Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder 1:00 43.6
Skylar Diggins Tulsa Shock
Karl Malone (retired)
Eastern Contestants
Team Name Members Team First round Final round
Team Hardaway Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York Knicks 1:25
Elena Delle Donne Chicago Sky
Tim Hardaway, Sr. (retired)
Team Bosh Chris Bosh Miami Heat 35.6 31.4
Swin Cash Chicago Sky
Dominique Wilkins (retired)

Taco Bell Skill Challenge[edit]

Eastern Contestants
Team Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
Team 1 F/G Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks 6–10 205 45.0
G/F DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors 6–7 216
Team 2 G Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers 6–6 185 43.3 45.3
G Victor Oladipo Orlando Magic 6–4 215
Western Contestants
Team Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
Team 1 G Trey Burke Utah Jazz 6–1 190 40.6 45.2
G Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers 6–3 195
Team 2 G Goran Dragić Phoenix Suns 6–3 190 42.3
G Reggie Jackson Oklahoma City Thunder 6–3 208

Foot Locker Three-Pointer Contest[edit]

Eastern Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
G/F Arron Afflalo Orlando Magic 6–5 215 15
G Bradley Beal Washington Wizards 6–5 207 21 19 (18)
G Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers 6–3 191 17
G/F Joe Johnson Brooklyn Nets 6–7 240 11
Western Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
G Marco Belinelli San Antonio Spurs 6–5 195 19 19 (24)
G Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers 6–3 195 18
F/C Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves 6–10 243 16
G Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 6–3 185 16

Sprite Slam Dunk Contest[edit]

Freestyle Round
Division Position Member Team Height Weight Result
East F/G Paul George Indiana Pacers 6–9 220 Won
G Terrence Ross Toronto Raptors 6–6 195
G John Wall Washington Wizards 6–4 195
West F Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors 6–8 210 Lost
G Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers 6–3 195
G Ben McLemore Sacramento Kings 6–5c 195
Battle Round
Division Player Result Note
East Terrence Ross, Toronto Raptors Won
West Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers Lost
East Paul George, Indiana Pacers Won
West Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors Lost
East John Wall, Washington Wizards Won Voted Dunker of the Night
West Ben McLemore, Sacramento Kings Lost

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