All-Star weekend has been … interesting so far. The old guys have disappointed: Kyle Lowry finished with just 11 points in the 3-Point Shootout, and he was somehow better than Paul George, who hit just seven triples for nine points. PG was so terrible, he even tried to bank in a shot:
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) February 18, 2018
Let’s give a little love to the young guys, though: Devin Booker took home the crown with a 3-point contest record 28 in the final round, and rookie Donovan Mitchell stole the slam dunk contest with a tribute to Vince Carter. No, I’m not crying the Hornets took Frank Kaminsky and Malik Monk over Booker and Mitchell; you’re crying.
What will the ASG tonight bring? Will a young guy like Brow or Joel Embiid take home MVP? Or will the veteran crowd rally? The Action Network crew has you covered with our favorite bets in the game, ranging from the total, to some props, to the MVP and more. — Bryan Mears
Team Stephen Curry +3
John Ewing: In all exhibition games (All-Star Game, USA vs. World All-Stars, Sophomore vs. Rookies, and Summer League) since 2005, underdogs are 148-94-7 ATS (61.2%). Injuries will be a problem for Team LeBron, which will play without DeMarcus Cousins, Kristaps Porzingis, John Wall, and Kevin Love. Team Steph also features four of the league’s top-six scorers.