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Gameday Thread: All Star Weekend (Friday)

Damian Lillard and Clyde Drexler are highlighted in tonight's activities.

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UPDATE: You didn't miss anything. In a game where defense was non-existant, Team Chuck caught fire from the three-point line to go along with their abundant dunks. In the end, Chuck's team won by 28, and it was a blowout from early on.

Damian Lillard had a quiet night, settling for a role as a background player behind Kyrie Irving. In fact, he was removed from the game after only 5 minutes. Damian finished with 18 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds, but shot 7-17, including 2-10 from three. Irving added 32 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds, and his teammate Dion Waiters had 23 points.

For Team Chuck, the bigs enjoyed an open middle all night. Kenneth Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds, winning the MVP award.

This game was seriously awful. Scooby Doo did a better job of finding ghosts than these teams did of finding defense. Even the sparse crowd seemed bored with all the dunks after a while.


Welcome to a very Blazers-heavy All-Star Weekend! Hang out here to chat about all of Thursday night's events, as listed below.

Our own Ben Golliver is in Houston for the weekend, and will be providing lots of updates. For a sneak peak, check out the Blazer's Edge Twitter Feed.

NBA All Star Weekend Events Schedule

The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game starts at 4pm PST on ESPN:

This year's rosters include celebrities from film, TV, and music. Reigning 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP Kevin Hart ("Real Husbands of Hollywood"), will look to defend his title alongside stars like Grammy Award-winner Ne-Yo (R&B/pop); Nick Cannon ("Real Husbands of Hollywood"); Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games); Trey Songz (R&B Singer/Actor); Usain Bolt (Olympic gold medal sprinter); Arne Duncan (Secretary of Education); Terrence Jenkins ("E! News," Anchor); Common (Rapper/Actor); John Schriffen (ABC News Correspondent); Ryen Russillo (ESPN Host); NBA Legends Dikembe Mutombo (eight-time NBA All-Star), Clyde Drexler (ten-time NBA All-Star), Sean Elliott (two-time NBA All-Star), and Bruce Bowen (NBA legend); WNBA stars Tamika Catchings ( Indiana Fever) and Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx).

Queen Latifah (Rapper/Singer/Actress) and Samantha Harris (TV Host) will be the assistant coaches.

The NBA Rising Stars Challenge starts at 6pm PST on TNT:

Team Shaq:

Damian Lillard (Portland)
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland)
Andrew Nicholson (Orlando)
Klay Thompson (Golden State)
Harrison Barnes (Golden State)
Chandler Parsons (Houston)
Dion Waiters (Cleveland)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte)
Tyler Zeller (Cleveland)
Kemba Walker (Charlotte)

Team Chuck:

Anthony Davis (New Orleans)
Kenneth Faried (Denver)
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio)
Bradley Beal (Washington)
Ricky Rubio (Minnesota)
Tristan Thompson (Cleveland)
Nikola Vucevic (Orlando)
Brandon Knight (Detroit)
Isaiah Thomas (Sacramento)
Alexey Shved (Minnesota)

Enjoy the festivities! -- Tim