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NEW ORLEANS - In what has become a highlight of the NBA calendar, All-Star Saturday festivities will commence from Smoothie King Center. Cordrea Tankersley Youth Jersey . The night starts off with the Shooting Stars competition, followed by the Skills Challenge, the 3-Point Shootout and the main event, a showcase of athleticism known as the Slam-Dunk Contest. You can catch all of the action live starting at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. Or, one could call All-Star Saturday, "Damian Lillard Day." The Portland All-Star, who competed in the Rising Stars game on Friday, is scheduled to participate in the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Shootout and Slam- Dunk Contest on Saturday. "Im happy that Im really a part of the weekend. I get to compete in all these events, and just to be in these guys company with all these stars," said Lillard. "It lets you know that the hard work is paying off." This year, much like last, Saturdays competitions are broken down into East vs. West. Paul George of the Indiana Pacers is the East captain, while Steph Curry guides the West. Both are starters in Sundays All-Star game. Saturdays happenings start at 8 p.m. ET. Up first will be the Shooting Stars, a simple enough competition where current NBAers join a legend and a WNBA star in a shooting contest from all over the floor. The first round will feature teams from the same conference against each other. The winning teams advance to the final round for the title. Each competitor will be stationed at one of the first three places, and the shot must be made before the next can be attempted. All three will chuck it up from near half-court and the team with the best time wins. Its a family affair for two of the teams as Curry will join his father Dell Curry and Becky Harmon of the San Antonio Silver Stars. On the East team, Tim Hardaway, Jr. of the New York Knicks will partner with his dad Tim and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky. Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder will pair with Karl Malone and Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock. The other East team is the defending champion trio of Miamis Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins and Swin Cash of the Sky. The Skills Challenge underwent some changes this year. Now, there will be two two-man teams from each conference competing against each other to reach the East vs. West final. It will now be a relay format. The Eastern teams will be rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and All-Star DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors as well as rookies Michael Carter-Williams of the 76ers and Orlandos Victor Oladipo. The West will be represented by Lillard and Utah Jazz first-year player Trey Burke and the tandem of Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns and Reggie Jackson of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 3-Point Shootout remained largely untouched, although the East v. West format remains intact. The player from the Eastern Conference with the most points will meet the player from the Western Conference with the most points. However, there is one new wrinkle this year. Each player can make one of the five locations to a full rack of five money balls, each worth two points. Defending champion Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers anchors the East team of Orlandos Arron Afflalo, Washingtons Bradley Beal and Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets. Curry and Lillard are on the West team alongside All-Star starter Kevin Love, who won the title in 2012, and San Antonio Spur Marco Belinelli. And now, its time for the main event. This years edition of the Slam-Dunk contest will see many changes, first of which is a Freestyle Round. Lets let the NBA explain: "In a significant first in the events history, the competition will tip off with a Freestyle Round where the dunkers for each conference will have 90 seconds to showcase as many dunks as they want. At the conclusion of the Freestyle Round, the panel of judges will then choose a winner by voting East or West. The winning conference will earn the advantage of deciding whether its dunkers will dunk first or second in the head-to-head battles that take place in the Battle Round." The Battle Round? "The Battle Round will feature head-to-head matchups pitting East dunkers vs. West dunkers, with the judges choosing a winner for each battle. Upon losing a head-to-head battle, that dunker is then eliminated from the competition. The first team to win three battles will win the competition and be crowned 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk champions." No individual champion? "At the conclusion of the team competition, fans will then have the opportunity to vote for the player of their choice as the Sprite Slam Dunker of the Night through SMS, Twitter, and the NBA GameTime app." For the first time since 1988, there will be three All-Stars in the Slam-Dunk Contest. George and John Wall of the Washington Wizards team with defending champion Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors, and out West, Lillard, Golden States Harrison Barnes and Sacramentos Ben McLemore round out the team. Cordrea Tankersley Dolphins Jersey . Vinci also beat Dulgheru last week in Bucharest en route to her first WTA final in a year. Vinci next faces sixth-seeded Kurumi Nara of Japan, who beat Czech qualifier Katerina Siniakova 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-2. No. Raekwon McMillan Dolphins Jersey .Cameron sustained his third concussion in three seasons last week on a hit by Oakland safety Brandion Ross, who was fined $22,050 by the NFL for the helmet-to-helmet blow.Defensive lapses and sub-par goaltending have proved costly during the Vancouver Canucks longest losing streak of the season. Theyll try to clean things up and end the skid tonight when they host the Dallas Stars, who have won the last five meetings. Catch all the action on TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver starting at 5pm pt. Vancouver (18-10-2) was tied for first in the Western Conference on Dec. 4 but has since dropped four straight. The latest defeat came Saturday, when the Canucks gave up three goals in the first 6:46 and lost 5-1 at home to the New York Rangers. Vancouver has limited opponents to one power-play goal on 15 chances during the slide, but its been susceptible to giving up goals in spurts. The Canucks surrendered two goals in spans of fewer than two minutes twice in a 5-3 loss to Toronto on Dec. 6, then gave up three straight goals during an 8:05 stretch of a 4-3 overtime defeat in Ottawa on Dec. 7. Theres no excuse for that. We know that weve got to be better than that, coach Willie Desjardins said. Sometimes theres nights like this. Theyre never acceptable, but the only thing we can do is get better. We have no choice. The only choice we have is to get better. Vancouver has allowed 17 goals during the losing streak and Ryan Miller has posted a 4.11 goals-against average in dropping four of his last five starts. Eddie Lack will be in net for the Canucks tonight. Youre going to go through a season, youre going to have to find a way to dig out of things, Miller said. This is our first opportunity to have to dig out of a hole thats a little deeper than usual. Miller has allowed 4.35 goals per game in five straight losses to Dallas, the latest a 6-3 road defeat Oct. 21 that came despite the Canucks holding a 46-28 shot advantage. He was pulled in the second period after allowing five goals on 13 shots. Raekwon McMillan Jersey. The Stars Erik Cole scored twice in that game and has 12 goals and three assists in his last 10 meetings with Vancouver, though he has one goal in his last 14 games overall. Dallas (11-13-5) was in danger of blowing another lead Saturday but held on for a 4-3 win over New Jersey, its second in three games. The Stars squandered a 2-0 edge by allowing two goals in the first 7:46 of the second period, but Trevor Daley and Shawn Horcoff scored to put Dallas up by 2 again entering the third. The Stars, who led in 12 of their 18 losses, won despite being outshot 11-3 in the third period. That seemed to be the way its been going, but we feel if we work hard, were going to get results, Daley said. Tonight was one of those games. Tyler Seguin, who scored his 23rd goal to easily lead the league, has four goals and seven assists in his last five meetings with Vancouver. The Stars are trying to end a four-game road losing streak as they open a three-game trip. Theyve allowed five power-play goals in 21 opportunities over their last four away from home. It really is one game at a time. Lets move on to the next one, coach Lindy Ruff told the teams official website. ... Weve got to get back to playing good hockey on the road again. 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