NBA All-Star Game Preview, Tips, and Odds

The biggest surprise of the All-Star Game happened 24 hours before tipoff: Anthony Davis not only showed up prepared to play, he came prepared to answer questions.

The one guy who was intense from the start was Antetokounmpo, who scored the first six points for Team Giannis. Davis made a wish list to what teams he wouldn't mind being traded to.

"Obviously I'm going to be along with my sons because they're going to play the game - they're playing the game now, and I'm going to be along with them". Whatever team I get traded to, I'll play for it that year or whatever.

"It's been fun, we've communicated a lot, he's around a lot, he does his rehab two hours a day and then he's shooting a little more", Nowitzki said.

Demps, probably knowing that no matter what he did he was going to get fired, stood tall and said no. And when Dirk made another 3 early in the second quarter, the Team Giannis sideline, the arena and Twittersphere went insane, with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeting "That's what you do @swish41 III". Paul George and Khris Middleton each scored 20 points for Team Giannis, which got 17 apiece from Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.

Wade dunked, James dunked, and the close friends who entered the National Basketball Association together in 2003 and won championships with Miami in 2012 and 2013 got a couple more moments to savor in their final night as on-court teammates. "I always said he pushed me to be the player in '11 to ultimately win". "We'll see how my body is feeling". Nevertheless, Russell greatly deserves this spot as he is leading a surprisingly good Brooklyn Nets team by producing 20.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.6 assists each night.

Checking into Sunday's game with 56 seconds left in the first quarter, Nowitzki needed just 22 seconds to drain a 3-pointer. "I never said Boston wasn't on my list". He is the lone Charlotte representative for tonight's All-Star Game, so he is likely to see plenty of playing time tonight.

Well, maybe that's not exactly what Wade's future holds. "We're very thankful for this opportunity. It's easy to walk away right now".

  • Marlene Weaver