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LaMarcus isn't a newbie anymore!
UPDATE: A second straight quiet year for the lone Portland Trail Blazer All-Star representative. LaMarcus was consistently one of the last subs off West Coach Gregg Popovich's bench, and typically played with teammates (like Westbrook and Harden) who were more interested in scoring than passing. As such, Aldridge was the only player who had (somewhat) meaningful minutes, but no points, as he constantly watched shots fly over him. If you're a Blazer fan, it was a frustrating experience. He had a solid night otherwise, with 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and an assist. Unfortunately, if you blinked, you could have missed his appearance.
Chris Paul deservedly won his first MVP award, with 20 points, 15 assists and 4 steals.
It's time for the main event. Tonight, LaMarcus Aldridge represents the Portland Trail Blazers at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
Tip-off: 5pm PST
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