Dwyane Wade's sore right ankle is not sore enough to present a problem for the Miami Heat.
With a gospel choir at midcourt encouraging him to fly, Blake Griffin soared over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk.
Kobe Bryant needed only a quick survey of the All-Star rosters for the names to jump out at him.
Blake Griffin leaped over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk to the accompaniment of a gospel choir, winning the slam dunk contest in iconic style before his hometown fans on All-Star Saturday.
Thanks to James Jones' smooth shooting stroke, the Miami Heat finally beat the Boston Celtics at something this season.
Asked to handicap the 3-point shooting contest, Ray Allen provided a thoughtful analysis of the players he will face at this weekend's All-Star game in Los Angeles and complimented each of his opponents, in turn.
Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with 11 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 85-82 on Sunday, with the defending Eastern Conference champions clinching the season series against their top pursuer.
Kobe Bryant scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers spoiled Ray Allen's record-setting night by beating the Boston Celtics 92-86 in an NBA finals rematch on Thursday night.
Paul Pierce is home sick. Shaq is out with a sore Achilles' tendon.