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NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2013 Schedule: Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest and More

While the NBA All-Star Game is on Sunday, perhaps the most exciting and most anticipated date is Saturday night when we have the NBA All-Star Saturday Night buffet of goodies to enjoy. Everyone has something to watch and enjoy on Saturday whether it be the Shooting Stars contest, the Three-Point Contest or the grand-daddy of them all: the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.

But while the bulk of the action — or the creme de la creme – doesn’t happen until half past eight at night, there’s still plenty of NBA All-Star action to cancel out all the other boring Saturday day-time television that plagues your cable box each weekend.

So clear your schedule and get ready for a Saturday full of basketball action:

NBA Saturday Schedule
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 (4th Event)
11 p.m. | TNT NBA Special | TNT
12 a.m. | NBA TV All-Star Weekend presented by Kia | NBA TV

Stay tuned to all weekend long for the most in-depth NBA All-Star coverage out there.

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