Tag Archives: 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend

Westbrook Claims MVP Honors at All-Star Game

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For 48 minutes as the premier players in the NBA exhibited matador defense, selecting a player to take home MVP honors proved to be a difficult task. Even Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook, the 2015 All-Star Game MVP, was unsure of which player would receive the award following a 196-173 victory for the Western Conference. Turns out, Westbrook’s 31 …

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LaVine Survies Sudden Death Dunk Contest

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A pair of dunks in the championship round weren’t enough to crown a champion in 2016. Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine pushed each other to the brink, as the duo busted out jams they never previously tried during a sudden death dunk off round Saturday night. After combining to submit 10 perfect scores from the judges, the 12th jam of the …

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Thompson Out Duels Curry for 3-Point Shootout Win

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There was little doubt the 3-Point Shootout trophy would stay in Golden State. The only question was which Splash Brother would claim the honor for 2016. Stephen Curry claimed his first 3-Point Shootout title a year ago as he outlasted Klay Thompson in the final round by piling up 27 points.

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Towns Claims Skills Competition Title

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The 2016 NBA Skills Contest provided big men an opportunity to showcase their playmaking abilities. Minnesota rookie Karl-Anthony Towns capitalized on the opportunity, proving centers have an all-around game. The championship round boiled down to a long range shootout with Boston All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas for the title. 

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Porzingis Shines Brightest at Rising Stars Challenge

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Kristaps Porzingis may not have taken home the MVP trophy or led his team to a victory at Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge — as Minnesota guard Zach LaVine accomplished both feats — but he left little doubt that he is a rare breed. Earlier in the month, former league MVP Kevin Durant dubbed the 7-foot-3 rookie a unicorn, as his wide array …

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Podcast: Filling out the All-Star Rosters

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The two All-Star teams in Toronto this year may have some unconventional coaches. Out West, Warriors assistant Luke Walton has guided the team not only to the best record in the NBA this season, at 40-4, but guided the team to 24-straight wins to open the season, te longest streak in league history. Only Walton was filling in for Steve …

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