The NBA All-Star Game is back Sunday night and it returns with a new format. Instead of the Eastern Conference versus the Western Conference, Team LeBron will face off against Team Stephen in Los Angeles. The league's most popular all-stars -- LeBron James and -- picked a squad of five starters and seven reserves voted to the all-star game by fans and coaches.
The contest isn't known for its defensive highlights so there will be plenty of offensive highlights in a high-scoring game. Last year, the West defeated the East 192-182.
Speaking to reporters before the game, James said he was "honored and blessed" to participate in All-Star Weekend.
"It's a great and an amazing league, being able to play with so many great athletes and great players over this 14-year run and being a part of All-Star Sunday," James said. "I'll never take this moment for granted."
Prior to Sunday's star-studded conclusion to All-Star Weekend, Saturday featured a flashy dunk contest, a three-point shootout and skills challenge as Utah Jazz' Donavan Mitchell, Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker and Brooklyn Nets' Spender Dinwiddie won those contests, respectively. On Friday, Team World defeated Team USA in a high-scoring matchup 155-124 in the Rising Stars Challenge, filled with first and second year NBA players across the league.
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As tip-off approaches, Team LeBron is a 2.5 favorite to win Sunday evening's game.
Mike D'Antoni, Houston Rockets
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
Al Horford, Boston Celtics
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors
Goran Dragic, Miami Heat
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets
Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
*Fifth starter TBA*
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder