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Devin Booker will replace Damian Lillard in NBA All-Star Game

(NBAE | Getty Images)

(NBAE | Getty Images)

Devin Booker will play in the NBA All-Star Game after all. Multiple outlets are reporting that the former Cat will replace Damian Lillard in both the All-Star Game and the Three-Point Contest. Lillard injured his groin last night in Portland’s loss to Memphis. This will be Booker’s first All-Star Game appearance. In 2018, he won the Three-Point Contest.

When the NBA All-Star reserves were named a few weeks back, Booker was seen as the biggest snub. This season, he is averaging 24.6 points (10th in the league), 4.2 rebounds, and 6.3 rebounds per game. Last night, he had 27 points, five rebounds, and eight assists in the Phoenix Suns 112-106 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Here’s a schedule of when you can watch former Cats during All-Star Weekend:

NBA Rising Stars Challenge*

Friday, Feb. 14, 9 p.m., TNT

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC), World Roster
  • PJ Washington (Charlotte), U.S. Roster

*Note: Tyler Herro (Miami) was originally named to the U.S. Roster but will not play due to injury.

Taco Bell Skills Challenge

Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., TNT

  • Bam Adebayo (Miami)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC)

Mountain Dew 3-Point Contest

Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m., TNT

  • Devin Booker (Phoenix)

69th NBA All-Star Game

Sunday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., TNT

  • Anthony Davis (LA Lakers), Team LeBron Starter
  • Bam Adebayo (Miami), Team Giannis Reserve
  • Devin Booker (Phoenix), Team LeBron Reserve

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Devin Booker will replace Damian Lillard in NBA All-Star Game

  1. StuckinLville
    12:10 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    Thought PJ was in the rising stars game?

  2. Looother
    4:10 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    I suppose that backing-in is better than not being there…