The 62nd NBA All-Star Game will be the third played in Houston and the second in the Toyota Center.
Houston last hosted the game in 2006. LeBron James - just 21 years old at the time - scored 29 points and grabbed six boards in that game, becoming the youngest player to win All-Star MVP honors. Tracy McGrady - then of the hometown Rockets - led all scorers with 36.
The 1989 game was also played in Houston - at the Astrodome. Future hall-of-famer Karl Malone won MVP honors for that game.
The game and all other all-star events will be televised on TNT.
Schedule of Events
- February 15th: NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge
- February 16th: All-Star Saturday: Three-point Shootout, Dunk contest, skills challenge, etc.
- February 17th: 2013 NBA All-Star Game
RostersThe starters for the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star teams will be selected via fan vote. Voting began on November 13, 2012 and will continues through the January 14, 2013. The starting lineups will be announced on TNT on January 17th.
Reserves are selected by a vote of the coaches in each conference. Coaches are asked to vote for two forwards, two guards and a center and are not permitted to vote for their own players.
CoachesThe Eastern and Western Conference all-star teams will be led by the coaches with the best records in their respective conferences as of February 3 - two weeks before the game. Last year's coaches - Chicago's Tom Thibodeau and Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks - are ineligible; league rules prohibit a coach from running the all-star team in consecutive seasons.