All-Star Saturday Night Blog
11:21 p.m.: All-Star Saturday Night is a wrap. Kyrie finished with 16 points for second-place among the Eastern Conference contestants in the Three-Point Shootout, but Marco Belinelli won the whole thing, topping Bradley Beal with 24 points. In the Slam Dunk, the East took the Championship behind John Wall's final dunk. The window dressing is out of the way for the weekend, the 63rd annual All-Star Game is all that remains. Kyrie gets his first career start in the midseason classic, but you get the feeling it won't be his last. We'll check back tomorrow on Cavs.com.
10:18 p.m.: Marco Belinelli wins the Three-Point Shootout in a tie-breaker round after Bradley Beal canned every ball in his final rack. In the tie-breaker, Belinelli canned every shot in HIS money ball rack for 24 points to win it. The Slam Dunk contest is up next.
10:04 p.m.: Kyrie went with all money balls in the final rack and hit his first three shots to make it close, but Bradley Beal advances out of the East with 21. Kyrie finished with 16 points and won't have the opportunity to defend his crown. It'll be Beal vs. Bellinelli in the finals.
9:51 p.m.: The foursome from the West just finished their first round and nobody caught fire: Bellinelli (19), Lillard (18), Kevin Love (16), Steph Curry (16). Bellinelli moves on to the next round. The East is on deck ...
9:34 p.m.: Damian Lillard and Trey Burke just wrapped up the Taco Bell Skills Challenge by one-tenth of a second, beating Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams. The Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout is next. If Kyrie can reapeat as champ, it'll celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mark Price winning it in back-to-back years.
4:45 p.m.: Twenty of the NBA Development League’s top prospects were on display at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center including Canton Charge's own Arinze Onuaku and Kevin Jones. Both big man were in the starting lineup Saturday afternoon with Head Coach Steve Hetzel at the helm for the Future's team. Onuaku ended with 22 points and 8 rebounds on 10-14 shooting, while Jones' finished the day with 14 points on 6-9 shooting including 2-4 from behind the arc.
11:45 a.m.: Prior to warming up with his fellow All-Star teammates, Kyrie answered a few questions from media all over the world. Not to worry, he took time to speak with CavsTV and the video will be available on cavs.com later.
10:15 a.m.: We start out Saturday with a quick look back at the action from Friday. Rather than describe the day in it's entirety, why not show you what guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters were up to.
Following his 31 point, 7 assist performance in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, Dion took a moment to recap his night with CavsTV including answering a few questions from the twittersphere.
CavsTV 1-on-1 with CavsTV
Before watching Dion light it up on Friday night, Kyrie Irving spent time in the community assisting the NBA Cares Day of Service.
Kyrie Irving Day of Service