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Previewing the NBA All-Star Game festivities, which won't feature any current Mavericks.
Just a couple of seasons removed from winning the NBA title, the Dallas Mavericks have really struggled in 2012-13. They feature a 22-29 record, which is good for 11th place in the Western Conference. The playoffs look unlikely, and there are quite a few areas to address on the roster.
As the midpoint in the season arrives and the NBA prepares for the All-Star Game in Houston, the Mavericks won't be represented at all. No players were voted or selected to the Western Conference team, and of the players doing the dunk contest, three-pointer contest and skills contest, none hail from Dallas' roster.
Here is a full preview of this weekend's events, as well as where they will be televised.
At 7 p.m. ET, the Celebrity Game will begin on ESPN. At 9 p.m., the Rising Stars Game will be played over on TNT.
The D-League All-Star Game is set for 3 p.m. on NBA TV. The dunk contest will take place at halftime. Then, at 8:30 p.m., the NBA skills portion will begin. First up is the Shooting Stars event, followed by the Skills Challenge. Then comes the Three-Point Contest. The Slam Dunk Contest will wrap up the night. All of these festivities will be aired on TNT.
The 2013 All-Star Game is set to tip off at 8 p.m. TNT will have the coverage. Last year, the West won in thrilling fashion, knocking off the East by a score of 152-149.