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NBA All-Star Saturday night open thread: Stephen Curry, Harrison Barnes represent Western Conference

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The Warriors will be well-represented in Saturday night's NBA All-Star weekend events with Golden State players Harrison Barnes and Stephen Curry competing for individual titles and Warriors legend Tim Hardaway competing with his son in a team event.

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After the D-League All-Star game earlier today, NBA All-Star weekend continues this evening with the Golden State Warriors all over the schedule.

The day began with the D-League All-Star game in which Santa Cruz Warriors stars Hilton Armstrong, Seth Curry, and Cameron Jones participated in the Prospects' 145-142 win over the Futures squad.

A quick rundown of the day's events (which begin at 5:30 p.m. PST):

Shooting Stars

The Shooting Stars event will pit teams of three - a current NBA star, a former NBA star, and a WNBA star - against each other in a shooting competition from four pre-determined spots.

The teams are as follows (via the NBA's event page):

> Team 1: Tim Hardaway Jr. (NYK); Tim Hardaway Sr. (Legend); Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky)
> Team 2: Chris Bosh (MIA); Dominique Wilkins (Legend); Swin Cash (Chicago Sky)

> Team 1: Stephen Curry (GS); Dell Curry (Legend); Becky Hammon (San Antonio Stars)
> Team 2: Kevin Durant (OKC); Karl Malone (Legend); Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock)

Although this probably isn't your favorite event, there's plenty for Warriors fans to watch this year with Steph Curry and Tim Hardaway, Sr. competing in the event with his son, who already had one big showing this weekend in the Rising Stars challenge last night. got an interview with Hardaway, Jr. for more on his performance.

For more on the WNBA players involved, check out the rundown at SB Nation's Swish Appeal, but I'm expecting a #TeamCurry win here.

Skills Challenge

Matthew Tynan of SB Nation has a brief description of the Skills Challenge in which Oakland native Damian Lillard will look to defend his title.

Three-Point Contest

The headliner in this competition is obviously Curry, who broke the record for threes made in a season last year and could do it again - as scraider described in the latest Chase for 272 update, Curry has the best chance to break his own record this season and could do it if he finishes the season in similar fashion to last year.

Attempting to stop Curry from further cementing himself as the best three point shooter in the game with a win in today's contest will be Lillard and former Warrior summer league superstar Marco Belinelli. For the full field, check out's event page.

Slam Dunk competition

Harrison Barnes tries to bring the dunk contest crown back to the Bay Area in his first NBA dunk contest. As SBN's Conrad Kaczmarek describes, the new format makes it somewhat difficult to know what to expect but the field has some of the league's more exciting young dunkers from the last year or two, which should certainly make for some memorable moments.

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It has been awhile since the Warriors were represented quite like this, so enjoy the festivities.