2014 NBA All Star Game
February 16, 2014
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Gary Clark, Jr. (U.S.) [1 ] Serena Ryder (Canadian) [2 ]
Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Janelle Monae, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Gary Clark, Jr. [3 ]
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)
NBA All-Star Game
2014 NBA All Star Game was a 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 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. It was the second time that New Orleans had hosted the All-Star game; the city had previously hosted the event in [4 ] 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, which was also his 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, 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 ]
Kobe Bryant was unable to participate due to injury. ^INJ [7 ]
Anthony Davis was named as Kobe Bryant's replacement. ^REP [7 ]
1 Scott Brooks chose James Harden to start in place of the injured Kobe Bryant. [8 ]
February 16, 2014
8:30 p.m. ET
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 ]
Pero Antić was unable to participate due to injury. ^INJ
Miles Plumlee was named Pero Antić's replacement. ^REP [12 ]
Sears Shooting Stars Competition [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ HORNETS: New Orleans Selected to Host 2014 NBA All-Star Game. April 16, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
^ a b c "Curry starts in first All-Star Game; LeBron top vote-getter" (Press release). NBA. January 23, 2014. Archived from the original on January 24, 2014.
^ a b c "Dwight Howard highlights reserves". . January 30, 2014. ESPN
^ a b "Pelicans' Anthony Davis to replace Lakers' Kobe Bryant in 2014 NBA All-Star Game" (Press release). NBA. February 7, 2014.
^ "Sources: James Harden to start". ESPN.com. February 14, 2014.
^ "MVP Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony lift East to All-Star Game victory". ESPN.com. Associated Press. February 16, 2014. Archived from the original on February 17, 2014.
^ "Electrifying Rivalry and Overheated Scoreboard in N.B.A. All-Star Game". New York Times. 17 February 2014 . Retrieved 19 February 2014.
^ "East gets by Durant, Griffin to win All-Star game". NBA.com. 17 February 2014 . Retrieved 19 February 2014.
^ "Miles Plumlee named to Ring Stars Challenge" (Press release). NBA. February 7, 2014.
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