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The 2015 NBA ALL-STAR GAME was the 64th edition of the NBA All-Star Game , an exhibition basketball game played on February 15, 2015 in New York City
New York City
and hosted by both of the city's teams, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets . The NBA awarded the game to New York City in 2013, and the logo for the 2015 All-Star Game was unveiled on July 10, 2014.

The All-Star Game itself was played at the Knicks' home arena, Madison Square Garden . The current Garden last hosted the game in 1998 , and the Knicks' previous home, the third Madison Square Garden , hosted three earlier All-Star Games. The Saturday activities conducted as part of NBA All-Star Weekend were held at the Nets' home arena, the Barclays Center . The Nets previously hosted the 1982 All-Star Game at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey
East Rutherford, New Jersey
. The game was televised nationally by TNT and TBS in the United States, The game was televised nationally by TSN in Canada.

CONTENTS

* 1 All-Star Game

* 1.1 Coaches * 1.2 Roster * 1.3 Game

* 2 All-Star Weekend

* 2.1 Celebrity Game * 2.2 Rising Stars Challenge * 2.3 Shooting Stars Competition * 2.4 Skills Challenge * 2.5 Three-Point Contest * 2.6 Slam Dunk Contest

* 3 References * 4 External links

ALL-STAR GAME

COACHES

Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer
(left) and Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
(right) were selected as the East and West head coach, respectively.

Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer
, coach of the Atlanta Hawks , and Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
, coach of the Golden State Warriors , were selected as the East and West head coach, respectively.

ROSTER

Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
was named MVP of the All-Star game

The rosters for the All-Star Game were chosen in two ways. The starters were chosen via a fan ballot. Two guards and three frontcourt players who received the highest vote were named the All-Star starters. NBA head coaches voted for the reserves for their respective conferences, none of which could be players on their own team. Each coach selected two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards, with each selected player ranked in order of preference within each category. If a multi-position player was to be selected, coaches were encouraged to vote for the player at the position that was "most advantageous for the All-Star team", regardless of where the player was listed on the All-Star ballot or the position he was listed in box scores. If a player is unable to participate due to injury, the commissioner will select a replacement.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors topped the ballots with 1,513,324 votes, which earned him a starting position as a guard in the Western Conference team. Kobe Bryant earned a record 17th consecutive All-Star selection, and Anthony Davis , Marc Gasol , and Blake Griffin completed the Western Conference starting positions. The first-time All-Stars in the West were the Warriors’ Klay Thompson and the Sacramento Kings ' DeMarcus Cousins , who was selected as a replacement for the injured Bryant.

The Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
were represented by two players: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
, both of whom were reserves. Also sending a pair of players to the All-Star Game as reserves were the Portland Trail Blazers , represented by LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard . The remaining Western Conference reserves were Thompson, Cousins, Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan
, James Harden
James Harden
, Chris Paul
Chris Paul
, Dirk Nowitzki , Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
, and Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
. Golden State had two All-Star representatives for the first time since 1993 , when Tim Hardaway
Tim Hardaway
and Chris Mullin were both All-Stars. It was also the first time the Warriors had a pair of starters since 1967 , when Rick Barry
Rick Barry
and Nate Thurmond were both starters.

The Eastern Conference's leading vote-getter was Cleveland Cavaliers ’ LeBron James
LeBron James
, who finished with 1,470,483 votes. John Wall , Kyle Lowry , Pau Gasol , and Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
completed the Eastern Conference starting positions. The Eastern Conference team featured four first-time selections: Lowry, Jimmy Butler , Jeff Teague , and Kyle Korver . The Atlanta Hawks were represented by four players: Al Horford , Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap
, Teague and Korver, all of whom were reserves. Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh
, Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
, and Kyrie Irving completed the remaining Eestern Conference reserves.

The Gasol brothers Marc and Pau were selected to start in the West and the East respectively, marking the first time in NBA history two brothers were picked to start in an All-Star Game. The Gasols were also the first brothers to appear in the same All-Star Game since Tom and Dick Van Arsdale played in the 1970 and 1971 games.

EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS POS PLAYER TEAM NO. OF SELECTIONS VOTES

STARTERS

G John Wall Washington Wizards
Washington Wizards
2 886,368

G Kyle Lowry
Kyle Lowry
Toronto Raptors 1 805,290

F LeBron James
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers 11 1,470,483

F/C Pau Gasol Chicago Bulls 5 974,177

F Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
New York Knicks 8 647,005

RESERVES

C/F Al Horford Atlanta Hawks 3 —

F/C Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh
Miami Heat
Miami Heat
10 —

F Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap
Atlanta Hawks 2 —

G/F Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls 1 —

G Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade
INJ Miami Heat
Miami Heat
11 —

G Jeff Teague Atlanta Hawks 1 —

G Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers 3 —

G/F Kyle Korver REP3 Atlanta Hawks 1 —

HEAD COACH: Mike Budenholzer
Mike Budenholzer
( Atlanta Hawks )

WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS POS PLAYER TEAM NO. OF SELECTIONS VOTES

STARTERS

G Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 2 1,513,324

G Kobe Bryant INJ Los Angeles Lakers 17 1,152,402

F/C Anthony Davis INJ New Orleans Pelicans 2 1,369,911

C Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
2 795,121

F Blake Griffin INJ Los Angeles Clippers 5 700,615

RESERVES

F/C LaMarcus Aldridge ST Portland Trail Blazers 4 —

F/C Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan
San Antonio Spurs 15 —

F Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
6 —

G Klay Thompson ST Golden State Warriors 1 —

G Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
4 —

G James Harden
James Harden
ST Houston Rockets 3 —

G Chris Paul
Chris Paul
Los Angeles Clippers 8 —

C DeMarcus Cousins REP1 Sacramento Kings 1 —

G Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard
REP2 Portland Trail Blazers 2 —

F Dirk Nowitzki REP4 Dallas Mavericks 13 —

HEAD COACH: Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
( Golden State Warriors )

* INJ^ ^ ^ ^ Bryant, Davis, Griffin and Wade were unable to participate due to injury. * REP1^ Cousins was named as Bryant's replacement. * REP2^ Lillard was named as Griffin's replacement. * REP3^ Korver was named as Wade's replacement. * REP4^ Nowitzki was named as Davis' replacement. * ST^ ^ ^ Western Conference head coach Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr
chose Aldridge, Harden and Thompson to start in place of the injured Bryant, Davis and Griffin.

GAME

TNT

February 15, 2015 8:30 p.m. ET

Box score

WESTERN CONFERENCE 163, Eastern Conference 158

SCORING BY QUARTER: 47–36, 36–46, 39–40, 41–36

PTS: Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
41 REBS: Marc Gasol 10 ASTS: Chris Paul
Chris Paul
15 PTS: LeBron James
LeBron James
30 REBS: Pau Gasol 12 ASTS: Kyle Lowry
Kyle Lowry
8

Madison Square Garden , New York ATTENDANCE: 17,198 REFEREES:

* Derrick Stafford * Pat Fraher * Sean Wright

Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
scored 41 points and was named the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player . He scored 27 points in 11 minutes in the first half, setting an All-Star record for points in a half. He finished one point shy of the All-Star game record set by Wilt Chamberlain (42) in 1962 .

ALL-STAR WEEKEND

CELEBRITY GAME

Further information: NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game

The 2015 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game was played on Friday, February 13, 2015. It was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City , home of the New York Knicks . This was the first celebrity game played at an NBA arena in the event's history. The game was televised nationally by ESPN .

This game featured 20 players including Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
frontman, Win Butler , Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
, 2014 Little League World Series female pitcher Mo\'ne Davis , WNBA
WNBA
player Skylar Diggins , Paralympic
Paralympic
athlete Blake Leeper , NBA hall of famer Chris Mullin , and Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
owner Robert Pera . This game also featured two All-Star Celebrity Game MVPs; 2010 winner Michael Rapaport
Michael Rapaport
and 2012, 2013, and 2014 winner Kevin Hart .

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February 13, 2015

Recap

WEST 57, East 51

Madison Square Garden , New York , New York

WEST PLAYER BACKGROUND

Anthony Anderson (2) Actor

Win Butler Singer

Nick Cannon (7) TV personality/actor

Mo\'ne Davis Little League pitcher

Skylar Diggins (2) WNBA
WNBA
player

Ansel Elgort Actor

Chris Mullin (4) NBA legend

Robert Pera Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis Grizzlies
owner

Sarah Silverman Comedian/actress

Jesse Williams (3) Actor

HEAD COACH: Mike Golic
Mike Golic
( ESPN Radio 's Mike text-align:left; vertical-align:top;">

EAST PLAYER BACKGROUND

Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
Bollywood actor

Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman
Actor

Tina Charles WNBA
WNBA
player

Common (6) Rapper/actor

Kevin Hart (5) Comedian/actor

Allan Houston NBA legend

Kristen Ledlow (2) NBA Inside Stuff co-host

Blake Leeper Paralympic
Paralympic
athlete

Michael Rapaport
Michael Rapaport
(5) Actor

Shoni Schimmel WNBA
WNBA
player

HEAD COACH: Mike Greenberg ( ESPN Radio 's Mike text-align:left; vertical-align:top;">

TEAM WORLD POS. NAT. PLAYER TEAM R/S

C New Zealand Steven Adams INJ1 Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
Sophomore

G/F Greece Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks Sophomore

F Croatia Bojan Bogdanović Brooklyn Nets Rookie

C Senegal Gorgui Dieng Minnesota Timberwolves Sophomore

G Australia Danté Exum Utah Jazz Rookie

C France Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz Sophomore

F Montenegro Nikola Mirotić Chicago Bulls Rookie

C/F Canada Kelly Olynyk INJ3 Boston Celtics Sophomore

G Germany Dennis Schröder
Dennis Schröder
Atlanta Hawks Sophomore

F/G Canada Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie

C Bosnia Jusuf Nurkić REP1 /OUT Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
Rookie

G Australia Matthew Dellavedova REP3 Cleveland Cavaliers Sophomore

F Greece Kostas Papanikolaou REP4 Houston Rockets Rookie

HEAD COACH: Kenny Atkinson ( Atlanta Hawks )

TEAM USA POS. PLAYER TEAM R/S

G Trey Burke
Trey Burke
Utah Jazz Sophomore

G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Detroit Pistons Sophomore

G Michael Carter-Williams INJ2 Philadelphia 76ers Sophomore

G Zach LaVine Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie

G/F Shabazz Muhammad
Shabazz Muhammad
Minnesota Timberwolves Sophomore

C Nerlens Noel
Nerlens Noel
Philadelphia 76ers Rookie

G Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
Orlando Magic Sophomore

G Elfrid Payton Orlando Magic Rookie

C/F Mason Plumlee Brooklyn Nets Sophomore

C/F Cody Zeller Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
Sophomore

F Robert Covington REP2 Philadelphia 76ers Sophomore

HEAD COACH: Alvin Gentry
Alvin Gentry
( Golden State Warriors )

^INJ1 Adams was unable to participate due to injury. ^REP1 Nurkić was named as Adams' replacement. ^INJ2 Carter-Williams was unable to participate due to injuries. ^REP2 Covington was named as Carter-Williams' replacement. ^INJ3 Olynyk was unable to participate due to injury. ^REP3 Dellavedova was named as Olynyk's replacement. ^OUT Nurkić decided to not participate for personal reasons. ^REP4 Papanikolaou was named as Nurkić's replacement.

TNT

February 13 9:00 p.m. ET

Boxscore

TEAM WORLD 121, Team USA 112

SCORING BY HALF: 69–67, 52–45

PTS: Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
22 REBS: Rudy Gobert 12 ASTS: Dennis Schröder
Dennis Schröder
9 PTS: Oladipo , LaVine 22 REBS: Mason Plumlee 9 ASTS: Oladipo , Burke 4

Barclays Center , Brooklyn
Brooklyn
, New York ATTENDANCE: 15,451 REFEREES:

* #73 Tre Maddox * #77 Karl Lane * #79 Kevin Scott

The World team won against the U.S. 121-112 at the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. Canada's Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
scored 22 points, and Rudy Gobert added 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Brooklyn\'s Bojan Bogdanovic of Croatia
Croatia
, and Chicago\'s Nikola Mirotić of Montenegro
Montenegro
added 16 points each for the World team. Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic and Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves led the U.S. team with 22 points each. Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
, the 2014 NBA Draft 1st overall pick, won the game's MVP award.

SHOOTING STARS COMPETITION

Further information: NBA All-Star Weekend Shooting Stars Competition

CONTESTANTS TEAM NAME MEMBERS TEAM FIRST ROUND FINAL ROUND

TEAM BOSH CHRIS BOSH MIAMI HEAT 30.8 57.6

SWIN CASH NEW YORK LIBERTY

DOMINIQUE WILKINS ATLANTA HAWKS LEGEND

Team Westbrook Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
35.2 DNF

Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever

Penny Hardaway Orlando Magic legend

Team Curry Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 47.0 –

Sue Bird Seattle Storm

Dell Curry Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
legend

Team Millsap Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans 51.4 –

Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap
Atlanta Hawks

Elena Delle Donne
Elena Delle Donne
Chicago Sky

Scottie Pippen Chicago Bulls legend

a.1 2 Anthony Davis was replaced by Paul Millsap
Paul Millsap
. b. NBA Legends wore a current era jersey of the team best associated with the player, except for Dell Curry, a special exception because the old Charlotte Hornets relocated to New Orleans in 2002 and became the Pelicans in 2013. Curry's official statistics belong to the Pelicans, but represented the new Charlotte Hornets, formerly known as the Charlotte Bobcats from 2004–2014, and wore their 2014 jersey in the contest.

SKILLS CHALLENGE

Further information: NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge

CONTESTANTS POS. PLAYER TEAM HEIGHT WEIGHT

G/F Jimmy Butler Chicago Bulls 6–7 220

G Jeff Teague Atlanta Hawks 6–2 181

G Kyle Lowry
Kyle Lowry
Toronto Raptors 6–0 205

G John Wall Washington Wizards
Washington Wizards
6–4 195

G Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers 6–6 190

G Brandon Knight Milwaukee Bucks 6–3 189

G Dennis Schröder
Dennis Schröder
Atlanta Hawks 6–1 168

G PATRICK BEVERLEY HOUSTON ROCKETS 6–1 185

G Elfrid Payton Orlando Magic 6–4 185

G Trey Burke
Trey Burke
Utah Jazz 6–1 185

G Isaiah Thomas Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
5–9 185

b.1 2 John Wall was replaced by Patrick Beverley . c.1 2 Michael Carter-Williams was replaced by Elfrid Payton . d.1 2 Jimmy Butler was replaced by Dennis Schröder
Dennis Schröder
.

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Finals

1 Isaiah Thomas (Phoenix ) X

8 PATRICK BEVERLEY (Houston ) O

PATRICK BEVERLEY (Houston ) O

Jeff Teague (Atlanta ) X

5 JEFF TEAGUE (Atlanta ) O

4 Elfrid Payton (Orlando ) X

PATRICK BEVERLEY (Houston ) O

Brandon Knight (Milwaukee ) X

3 Trey Burke
Trey Burke
(Utah ) X

6 BRANDON KNIGHT (Milwaukee ) O

BRANDON KNIGHT (Milwaukee ) O

Kyle Lowry
Kyle Lowry
(Toronto ) X

7 KYLE LOWRY (Toronto ) O

2 Dennis Schröder
Dennis Schröder
(Atlanta ) X

THREE-POINT CONTEST

Further information: Three-Point Contest

CONTESTANTS POS. PLAYER TEAM HEIGHT WEIGHT FIRST ROUND FINAL ROUND

G STEPHEN CURRY GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 6–3 190 23 27

G Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers 6–3 193 23 17

G Klay Thompson Golden State Warriors 6–7 215 24 14

G Wesley Matthews Portland Trail Blazers 6–5 220 22 –

G/F Kyle Korver Atlanta Hawks 6–7 212 18 –

G Marco Belinelli
Marco Belinelli
San Antonio Spurs 6–5 195 18 –

G J. J. Redick
J. J. Redick
Los Angeles Clippers 6–4 190 17 –

G James Harden
James Harden
Houston Rockets 6–5 225 15 –

SLAM DUNK CONTEST

Further information: Slam Dunk Contest

Rookie Zach LaVine won the Slam Dunk Contest to become the youngest champion (19) since an 18-year-old Kobe Bryant in 1997 . He became a crowd favorite after his first dunk, which he performed while wearing Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
's No. 23 jersey from the movie Space Jam , which inspired him as a youngster to become a basketball player. With a perfect 50 on each of his first two dunks, Lavine was the first player since Dwight Howard in 2009 with a perfect score on multiple dunks. Yahoo! Sports hailed him as "the most electrifying performer of All-Star Saturday Night ... and, if we're being honest, in quite a number of years."

CONTESTANTS POS. PLAYER TEAM HEIGHT WEIGHT FIRST ROUND FINAL ROUND

G ZACH LAVINE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 6–5 183 100 (50+50) 94 (45+49)

G Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
Orlando Magic 6–4 210 89 (50+39) 72 (31+41)

F/C Mason Plumlee Brooklyn Nets 6–11 235 76 (40+36) –

G/F Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks 6–11 217 65 (30+35) –

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