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All-Star Saturday Night

Talk about the festivities

Verizon Slam Dunk Contest 2016 Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

All-Star Saturday Night
7:00 pm CST

It’s All-Star Saturday Night, when NBA players put their skills on display in fairly meaningless contests. Unlike some recent seasons, there are no Wolves participating tonight, but we’ll have something better tomorrow when Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler play in the actual All-Star game. Still, Towns winning the Skills Challenge and Zach LaVine winning two straight Dunk Contests was fun and kept us engaged on Saturday.

Here’s the schedule:

Skills Challenge

Joel Embiid
Buddy Hield
Lou Williams
Andre Drummond.
Al Horford
Spencer Dinwiddie
Lauri Markkanen
Jamal Murray

My prediction: Murray

Three-Point Contest

Klay Thompson
Devin Booker
Bradley Beal
Eric Gordon
Tobias Harris
Wayne Ellington
Kyle Lowry
Paul George

My prediction: Thompson

Dunk Contest

Donovan Mitchell
Victor Oladipo
Larry Nance Jr.
Dennis Smith Jr.

My prediction: It would be fun for Larry Nance Jr. to win and join his father as dunk contest winners, but I’ll go with Mitchell.