NBA Weekly | Latest News, Rumors, Scores and Highlights – Feb. 14, 2022

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February 14, 2022
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Hello NBA fans, and welcome to our weekly review of the best basketball league in the world! Many things happened in the past couple of days, so we will not make this introduction long. Let’s start with the latest NBA news, stories, latest results, and rumors! If you want to watch NBA live for free, you should check the Bet365 sportsbook.

Last night the NBA all-star teams were selected. The captains were Lebron James and Kevin Durant, which are both representing each conference. Now here are the teams.

Team Lebron

Starters: 

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers (captain)

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Reserves:

Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers

James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

Chris Paul, Phoenix Suns

Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors

Team Durant

Starters: 

Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (captain)

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

Reserves:

LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets

Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks

Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

Skills Challenge, Slam Dunk, and Three-Point Contest

Additionally, NBA unveiled the participants for the Skills Challenge, 3-point Contest, and Slam Dunk contest which takes place on February 19th in Cleveland Ohio. We are about to break it down here and also give our opinion on how we think things will go.

Skills Challenge:

This year the NBA has created a new format for the Skills Challenge. Three teams of three players will end up competing in a four-round competition that tests different abilities such as shooting, passing, and dribbling. The two teams with the most points will advance to a final round, and points are earned by winning each of the first three rounds. The last final round will consist of making half-court shots in the fastest time. Again, these are new rules so we haven’t seen this before but we can imagine this sounds super fun.

The 3 teams set to compete in the Skills Challenge:

Antetokounmpos: Alex Antetokounmpo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

Cavs: Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland, and Evan Mobley.

Rookies: Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham, and Josh Giddey.

 

3-Point Contest

The 3-point contest is the same as it always has been. You have different areas to score from and the “money ball” is worth more points. This year, eight players set to compete in the 3-Point Contest:

Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies

Luke Kennard, Los Angeles Clippers

Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls

C.J. McCollum, New Orleans Pelicans

Patty Mills, Brooklyn Nets

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves

Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks

 

Slam Dunk Contest

The dunk contest is usually the most fun part of this weekend. Everybody loves to see flashy dunks. The rules are simple, you go out there and do your best dunk and the judges will give a score from 1-10, where 10 is the best and 1 worst. The player that ends up with the most points advanced to the next round and the player that has the least is eliminated. The final will consist of who gets the most points, which is then the clear winner.

The four participants for Slam Dunk Contest are:

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic

Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

Obi Toppin, New York Knicks

Juan Toscano-Anderson, Golden State Warriors

We hope you guys enjoyed this article and make sure to tune in on February 19th so you don’t miss out on the action!

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