The East All-Stars vs. the West All-Stars battle it out on the court at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET to conclude NBA's 2013 All-Star weekend. Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the All-Star Sunday night basketball game online and catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores.
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The NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition game hosted annually by the National Basketball Association (NBA), matching the league's star players from the Eastern Conference against their counterparts from the Western Conference. It is the featured event of NBA All-Star Weekend. The All-Star game was first staged at the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951.
The starting lineup for each squad is selected by a fan ballot, while the reserves are chosen by a vote among the head coaches from each squad's respective conference. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own players. If a selected player is injured and cannot participate, the NBA commissioner selects a replacement.
The coach of the team with the best record in each conference is chosen as the coach of the respective conference in the All-Star Game. However, regardless of record, a coach cannot be made an All-Star in two consecutive seasons.
Full Player Lineup for 2013:
2013 Eastern Conference All-Stars:
Coach: Erik Spoelstra (Heat)
Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
Tyson Chandler (Knicks)
Luoi Deng (Bulls)
Kevin Garnett (Celtics)
Paul George (Pacers)
Jrue Holiday (76ers)
Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers)
LeBron James (Heat)
Brook Lopez (Nets)
Joakim Noah (Bulls)
Rajon Rondo (Celtics)
Dwayne Wade (Heat)
2013 Western Conference All-Stars:
Coach: Gregg Popovich (Spurs)
LaMarcus Aldridge (Trail Blazers)
Kobe Bryant (Lakers)
Tim Duncan (Spurs)
Kevin Durant (Thunder)
Blake Griffin (Clippers)
James Harden (Rockets)
Dwight Howard (Lakers)
David Lee (Warriors)
Tony Parker (Spurs)
Chris Paul (Clippers)
Zach Randolph (Grizzlies)
Russell Westbrook (Thunder)
In 2012, the West All-Stars proved victorious In Orlando, FL with a close score of 152-149.
On Friday (Feb. 15), ESPN aired the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, where the West beat the East by a score of 58-38. Actor/comedian Kevin Hart walked away as MVP of the game.
As for the 2013 NBA All-Star Saturday Night event winners:
Shooting Stars: Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, and Dominique Wilklins.
Skills Challenge: Damian Lillard.
Three-point Shoot Out: Kyrie Irving.
Slam Dunk: Terrence Ross.
For complete NBA standings for the regular 2012-2013 season, check out NBA.com.
For fans who want to try out a free live stream (which may mean downloading a torrent), click here.
For a one-time fee, fans can access a NBA All-Access Member pass.
For more info on the NBA All-Star weekend, go here.
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