Damian Lillard has been playing through tragedy this season, after the untimely deaths of both people in his inner circle and his wider orbit.
For a start, all the action will take place on a single day - meaning we get the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest before the All-Star Game itself, as well as the Dunk Contest during half-time. Skills Challenge The Skills Challenge has been a staple of All-Star weekend (back when it could be a weekend) since 2003, when Jason Kidd won the inaugural event.
Warriors guard Kelly Oubre Jr. is questionable for Wednesday night’s game at Portland with a sprained left wrist. Oubre and Andrew Wiggins are the only Golden State players who’ve appeared in all 35 games this season. After a rough start, Oubre has been one of the Warriors’ most consistent players, averaging 20.1 points on 50.2% shooting (43% from 3-point range), 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists over his past 15 games.