STEPH Curry will look to defend his in the Three-Point Contest crown while Slam Dunk King Zach LaVine will take on all comers on All-Star Saturday Night in Toronto on February 13 (Sunday, Manila time).
Curry will compete against a field that includes 'Splash Brother' Klay Thompson. This is the current NBA MVP’s fifth participation to the annual contest and is currently averaging 45.8 percent from three-point range (tied for third-best in the NBA) while dropping 29.8 points per game this season.
Thompson, who will make his second career appearance in the All-Star Game, ranks behind only Curry with 155 three-point field goals, hitting 43.4 percent from long distance (seventh-best in the NBA).
The two Golden State Warriors are joined in the Three-Point Contest by Phoenix’s Devin Booker, Miami’s Chris Bosh, Houston’s James Harden, Toronto’s Kyle Lowry, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton and the Clippers’ J.J. Redick.
Meanwhile, defending champion LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves will be joined by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton and Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in this year’s NBA Dunk Contest on Saturday.
At 19, LaVine became the youngest player to win the contest, since Kobe Bryant won as an 18-year-old in 1997.
The 65th NBA All-Star Game in Toronto will tip-off Sunday, Feb. 14 (Monday, Manila time) at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the first All-Star Game to be held outside of the U.S.