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2013 NBA All-Star Weekend: Ricky Rubio, Alexey Shved particpating

NBA All-Star weekend is set to begin in Houston and although no Timberwolves were selected to the game, two will participate in the other events.


Minnesota did not have a player selected to the 2013 All-Star team, but the Timberwolves will be represented during All-Star weekend.

Point guards Ricky Rubio and Alexey Shved will both play in the Rising Star Challenge. TNT NBA analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal drafted the teams for the event and both Rubio and Shved were drafted to Barkley's team. Both may not play a lot as Team Chuck is loaded with guards. The Rising Stars Challenge will headline Friday's events with the game scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. CT. The event will be televised on TNT.

Kevin Love was one of the stars of All-Star weekend last season, but he was not selected to the team this year and won't defend his three-point title. The three-point contest and slam dunk contest are the marquee events of Saturday night's schedule. Both events are part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night which will begin at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The weekend of events wraps up Sunday with the All-Star game between the East and the West. The game will be televised on TNT with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. CT. The complete schedule of events can be found below.


All times Central (CT)

• 9:30 a.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV
• Noon | Basketball Hall of Fame announcement | NBA TV
• 11:30 a.m. | NBA GameTime: All-Star interviews | NBA TV
• 4 p.m. | The Beat | NBA TV
• 5 p.m. | The Jump | NBA TV
• 6 p.m. | Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN
• 8 p.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge | TNT
• 10 p.m. | Inside The NBA | TNT
• 10:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime | NBA TV


All times Central (CT)

11 a.m. | East/West Practice & Player Interviews | NBA TV
2 p.m. | 2013 D-League All Star Game | NBA TV
D-League Dunk Contest at halftime
6 p.m. | Commissioner Stern news conference | NBA TV
6 p.m. | Open Court, All-Star | TNT
7 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
7:30 p.m. | NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm | TNT
2013 Sears Shooting Stars (1st Event)
2013 Taco Bell Skills Challenge (2nd Event)
2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event)
2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest (4th Event)
10 p.m. | TNT NBA Special | TNT
11 p.m. | NBA TV All-Star Weekend presented by Kia | NBA TV


All times Central (CT)

Noon | Legends Brunch | NBA TV
4 p.m. | NBA GameTime All-Star | NBA TV
5 p.m. | Sprint Pregame Concert | NBA TV
6 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia | TNT
10 p.m. | Inside the NBA | NBA TV

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.