Duke Basketball in the NBA – Feb. 11th plus All-Star Weekend Schedule

A very light night in the NBA last night as the NBA heads into All-Star weekend in Toronto.

Jabari Parker had 17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal, while Miles Plumlee added 4 points, 6 rebounds, an assist, and a blocked shot as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Washington Wizards 99-92.

Kyle Singler had 6 points, 2 rebounds, a steal, and a blocked shot as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 121-95.

For NBA All-Star Weekend, there will be several Blue Devils taking part in different events, including the All-Star Game. Here’s a breakdown of each event that will feature a Duke alum:

What: BBVA Rising Stars Challenge
When: Friday, Feb. 12 | 9 p.m. ET

The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge features first and second year players in their own version of the All-Star Game. Recently the NBA switched the format to be Team USA vs. Team World (based on players place of birth). This year Rodney Hood, of the Utah Jazz, Jahlil Okafor, of the Philadelphia 76ers, and Jabari Parker, of the Milwaukee Bucks, will represent Team USA.

What: NBA Talent Challenge
When: Feb. 13 | All-Star Saturday Night | 6 p.m. ET

Miles Plumlee will be showcasing his unicycle skills as apart of this year’s NBA Talent Challenge. If you’ve never seen him on a unicycle you must check it out!

What: Foot Locker Three-Point Contest
When: Feb. 13 | All-Star Saturday Night | 8:30 p.m. ET | (3rd Event)

The Foot Locker Three-Point Contest features select sharp shooters from around the league competing to see who is the best three-point shooter. Duke’s very own J.J. Redick finally gets his shot at the title. This event is apart of All-Star Saturday Night which begins at 8:30pm. The actual three-point contest will most likely begin around 9:30pm or 10pm.

What: 65th NBA All-Star Game
When: Feb. 14, 8:30 p.m. ET

The grand finale of the weekend is of course the All-Star Game. Unfortunately there will not be any Duke alum in this year’s game. Kyrie Irving missed a large chunk of the season, but barely missed out on being voted a starter.

The NBA D-League will also be having it’s All-Star weekend as well. Duke’s own Quinn Cook will be representing the Canton Charge and Eastern Conference on Saturday. The game is scheduled to tip off at 2pm on NBA TV. Make sure to check it out before the Blue Devils take on Virginia at 4:30pm.

Make sure to wish all our Blue Devils good luck this weekend!

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