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2011 NBA All-Star Saturday Night TV Schedule: TNT Knows Dunks & Threes

NBA All-Star Weekend has taken over Los Angeles, and while the showcase event is of course the All-Star Game itself on Sunday, perhaps the most fun is had tonight. All-Star Saturday night is often more memorable than the game itself, with the two main events being the three-point contest and the slam dunk competition. Here is Saturday's full NBA All-Star television schedule:

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10:30 p.m. -  All-Star Practice (NBA TV): Watch the players get ready for Sunday's game, and then watch them get interviewed after practice.

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2 p.m. - D-League All-Star Game (NBA TV)

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2 p.m. - All-Star Game at 60 (TNT): A retrospective of All-Star Games past

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3 p.m. - All-Star Ultimate Fantasy Draft (TNT)

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4 p.m. - David Stern press conference (NBA TV): The NBA commissioner gives his state of the league

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4 p.m. - The Lost Dunks (TNT): This should be fun to watch

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5 p.m. - NBA Tip-Off (TNT): The pregame show

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5:30 p.m. - NBA All-Star Saturday Night (TNT): There are four events tonight. In order, they are:

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  • Shooting Stars: the event which pits one NBA player, one WNBA player, and one NBA "legend" in a shooting competition. This year's NBA legends are Steve Smith, Steve Kerr, Rick Fox, and Kenny Smith.
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  • Skills Challenge: This event basically boils down to five point guards getting to be fast and do point guard things
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  • Three-Point Contest: Paul Pierce defends his title against teammate and 2001 three-point champ Ray Allen, and five others.
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  • Slam Dunk Contest: aka Blake Griffin's coronation on his home floor
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