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Damian Lillard in All-Star 3-Point Contest, No Dunk Contest for Simons

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Portland gets one nod, but the second falls short.

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Damian Lillard will participate in the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-Point shooting contest, but backcourt mate Anfernee Simons has not been invited to the Slam Dunk competition. The lists of participants was produced today by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Tim Reynolds of the AP is reporting that the three-point contest will incorporate rule changes that may favor deep shooters like Lillard.