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2013 NBA All-Star Weekend: Jrue Holiday heading to Houston

NBA All-Star weekend is set to begin and Jrue Holiday will represent the 76ers in both the game and the skills challenge.

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NBA All-Star weekend begins Thursday and 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday will represent Philadelphia with his first All-Star appearance.

Holiday was selected to the Eastern All-Star roster, but the fourth-year point guard will also participate in the skills challenge. The events start on Friday with the Rising Stars Challenge. No current 76er will participate in the event, but former Sixer Nikola Vucevic will play in the game.

Saturday night's marquee events will be part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night. After the Shooting Stars contest opens the night, Holiday and five other point guards will participate in the Skills Challenge. Holiday's competition includes Brandon Knight, Jeff Teague, Tony Parker, Damian Lillard and Jeremy Lin. The three-point and slam dunk contests will wrap up All-Star Saturday Night which will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET and be televised on TNT.

Holiday will participate in his first All-Star Game on Sunday with the game scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET. Holiday is one of two point guards on the Eastern Conference roster and could see more playing time as a result. The All-Star game will be televised on TNT.

The complete 2013 All-Star weekend schedule can be found below.


All Times Eastern (ET)

10:30 a.m | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Practice | NBA TV
Noon | Basketball Hall of Fame announcement | NBA TV
12:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime: All-Star interviews | NBA TV
1:30 p.m. | NBA All-Star Media Day Live Stream |
5 p.m. | The Beat | NBA TV
6 p.m. | The Jump | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN
9 p.m. | BBVA Rising Stars Challenge | TNT
11 p.m. | Inside The NBA | TNT
11:30 p.m. | NBA GameTime | NBA TV


All Times Eastern (ET)

Noon | East/West Practice & Player Interviews | NBA TV
3 p.m. | 2013 D-League All Star Game | NBA TV
D-League Dunk Contest at halftime
7 p.m. | Comissioner Stern news conference | NBA TV
7 p.m. | Open Court, All-Star | TNT
8 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
8:30 p.m. | NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm | TNT
2013 Sears Shooting Stars (1st Event)
2013 Taco Bell Skills Challenge (2nd Event)
2013 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event)
2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest (4th Event)
11 p.m. | TNT NBA Special | TNT
12 a.m. | NBA TV All-Star Weekend presented by Kia | NBA TV


All times Eastern (ET)

1 p.m. | Legends Brunch | NBA TV
5 p.m. | NBA GameTime All-Star | NBA TV
6 p.m. | Sprint Pregame Concert | NBA TV
7 p.m. | TNT NBA Tip-Off | TNT
8 p.m. | NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia | TNT
11 p.m. | Inside the NBA | NBA TV