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NBA All-Star Saturday Night open thread

Use this space to comment on the 2013 NBA All-Star Saturday Night live from Houston.

Kenneth Faried
Kenneth Faried
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NBA All-Star Saturday Night begins at 8 PM Eastern on TNT. Consider this space a place to comment live on the action as it happens.

The night opens with the Sears Shooting Stars competition, continues with the Taco Bell Skills Challenge and the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and ends with the Sprite Slam Dunk. For more details on Saturday's schedule and who's competing in which competition, please visit this post.

As of Wednesday, Jrue Holiday was favored to win the Skills Challenge, according to Bovada.LV. That site favored Stephen Curry in the Three-Point Contest and James White in the Slam Dunk.

All-Star Weekend kicked off Friday with the Rising Stars Challenge, wherein the underdog Team Chuck routed Team Shaq, 163-135, behind 40 points and 10 boards from Kenneth Faried. The Denver Nuggets forward earned game MVP honors for his performance.

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