With David Lee out for the remainder of the season due to a torn hip flexor, it was up all up to All-Star guard (at least in my book and most others) Curry to carry the extra load for the Golden State Warriors. This was the only way they were going to have a shot to beat the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs: the star power of Curry.
The NBA announced Friday the teams and participants for the Shooting Stars competition, which annually kicks off All-Star Saturday Night.
Here are the teams, which are made up of an NBA player, a WNBA player and a former player:
ATLANTA: Joe Johnson, Lindsey Harding, Steve Smith
NEW YORK: Landry Fields, Cappie Pondexter, Allan Houston
ORLANDO: Jameer Nelson, Marie Ferdinand-Harris, Dennis Scott
TEXAS: Chandler Parsons, Sophia Young, Kenny Smith
Atlanta is the defending champion, but the New York entry appears to be the favorite because the event is a shooting competition, and Fields is the worst shooter in the trio. The bottom line is this event usually comes down to the dumb luck of who throws in a half-court shot first.