Throughout All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, warriors.com will provide constant blog updates on Stephen Curry and Dorell Wright. Stay tuned for news updates, photo galleries, videos and more as the two Warriors compete and spend time at the events.
Behind The Scenes Of All-Star Weekend With Stephen Curry & Dorell Wright
Stephen Curry and Dorell Wright have returned to the Bay Area and the second half of the season has begun. In case you missed any of our previous coverage, feel free to browse through any of the entries below, and be sure to check out these behind-the-scenes Warriors Weekly videos with Curry and Wright:
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All-Star Weekend: Stephen Curry
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Saturday, February 19 (7:32 p.m.)
Curry Wins Skills Challenge, Wright Finishes Fourth In 3-Point Contest
Stephen Curry and Dorell Wright helped put on quite a show at NBA All-Star Saturday Night, representing the Warriors in impressive fashion. Competing in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Curry wound up winning the entire contest. Wright, meanwhile, finished fourth in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest in what was his first experience at All-Star Weekend.
Competing in a field that included Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and John Wall, Curry put on an impressive performance in the Skills Challenge, clocking a time of 34.1 seconds in the first round to advance to the finals against Russell Westbrook. Once in the finals, Curry bettered his first round time, finishing in just over 28 seconds, which proved to be more than enough to take down Westbrook. And not only did Curry win the title, he also won a $30,000 scholarship for a lucky fan who he was partered up with.
View a video recap of Curry's victory below:
Following Curry's victory, Wright took the floor for the Three-Point Contest. After notching four points in his first rack of balls, Wright struggled a bit before closing out his round with another four-point rack. His 11 points looked to be good enough to advance to the finals until Paul Pierce nailed a money-ball with his last shot, pushing his own first round total to 12.
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Stay tuned for more coverage of Saturday's events, and enjoy tomorrow's All-Star game.
Saturday, February 19 (10:05 a.m.)
Wright Enjoys His First Taste Of All-Star Weekend
The Warriors involvement in All-Star Weekend began last night with Stephen Curry's participation in the Rookie Challenge. Curry finished with 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds, but the Sophomores wound up on the losing end of a 148-140 contest against the Rookies. For a full recap of that contest, including photos, highlights, stats and more, read our previous entry.
And while Curry was busy preparing for last night's game, teammate Dorell Wright was taking in the sights and sounds of All-Star Weekend in his hometown of Los Angeles while getting ready for tonight's Three-Point Contest. Go behind the scenes with Wright in the video below:
Stay tuned for updates throughout the weekend right here on warriors.com, and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for complete behind-the-scenes coverage. NBA All-Star Saturday Night begins at 5pm tonight on TNT, so make sure to tune in to catch Curry in the Skills Challenge and Wright in the Three-Point Contest.
Friday, February 18 (8:14 p.m.)
Curry, Sophomores Fall Against Rookies
Stephen Curry finished with 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds in this year's Rookie Challenge. (photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty)VIEW PHOTOS
Stephen Curry helped get NBA All-Star Weekend off to a good start on Friday, participating in the Rookie Challenge for the second-straight year. However, as opposed to last season, Curry wound up on the losing end
of the game, as the Rookies claimed a 148-140 victory over the Sophomores.
Clad in bright yellow shoes along with several of his second-year teammates, Curry started at point guard for the Sophomores and finished the night with 13 points, six rebounds and a team-high eight assists. 11 of Curry's points came
in the second half, as he drained three 3-pointers to help the Sophomores stay close until the final minute.
After helping lead the Rookies to a 140-128 victory last season, Curry was poised to end his Rookie Challenge career with an undefeated record, but this year's Rookies proved to be too much on this night. As usual,
the exhibition game was filled with a plethora of dunks and highlight-worthy plays, and Curry was involved in several of them (although he didn't manage to sneak in any dunks of his own).
Curry's attention will now shift to tomorrow night's Skills Challenge, where he will compete against Chris Paul, John Wall, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook. Teammate Dorell Wright will also participate in All-Star Saturday Night,
competing in the Three-Point Contest.
Say tuned for complete behind-the-scenes coverage right here on warriors.com throughout the weekend.
Friday, February 18 (3:06 p.m.)
Lights, Camera, Action For Curry & Wright In L.A.
Stephen Curry and Dorell Wright posed for photos together during Thursday's NBAE media circuit. (photo: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty)
Stephen Curry and Dorell Wright arrived in Los Angeles for NBA All-Star Weekend on Thursday, and the two have been quite busy since. Complete with interviews, photo shoots and countless other appearances, the players are surely getting the most out of their All-Star Weekend experiences.
Not to be forgotten in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles are the reasons that both Curry and Wright are there in the first place. Curry will compete with the Sophomore team in tonight’s Rookie Challenge (6 p.m., TNT), which will feature some of the game’s brightest young stars. Nine rookies will take on nine second-year players, and Curry is expected to be in the game’s starting lineup.
“Even though the game's only 40 minutes, I'm gonna play you 48,” sophomore coach Lawrence Frank told the Warriors’ guard, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Rusty Simmons.
Curry practiced this morning with his sophomore teammates at the Los Angeles Convention Center and afterward took part in a media session (VIEW PHOTOS). Curry has been no stranger to interviews throughout his career, but this weekend’s media obligations might take it to a whole other level. Get a taste of what Curry and Wright have experienced so far in the behind-the-scenes video below:
Following tonight’s Rookie Challenge, both Curry and Wright will be in action at NBA All-Star Saturday Night. As voted by the fans, Curry will take part in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, and Wright will compete in the Footlocker Three-Point Contest. Saturday’s festivities are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on TNT.
The Warriors aren't just represented by Curry and Wright, though, as Warriors co-owner Peter Guber is also in Los Angeles for All-Star Weekend. Guber attended the NBA All-Star Technology Summit early on Friday, and he appeared on KNBR shortly thereafter. Listen to his full interview below:
Peter Guber On KNBR - 2/18/11
Stay tuned for much more coverage, including a full recap of tonight’s Rookie Challenge.
Also on Saturday, Dorell Wright will compete in the Footlocker Three-Point Contest. Wright had a good warm-up for the shootout in Wednesday’s 107-100 win in Utah, as he shot 4-for-7 from three-point range. If Wright can provide that kind of efficiency on Saturday night in his hometown of Los Angeles, he will have a shot at becoming the first three-point champion in Warriors history. In case you were wondering, Sleepy Floyd (1986), Tim Hardaway (1991) and Curry (2010) are the Warriors' past three-point contestants.
Wright recently discussed his participation in the contest, and you can watch that video below:
Stay tuned for much more throughout NBA All-Star Weekend, as we will provide behind-the-scenes videos, photos and news updates throughout Curry’s and Wright’s stay in Los Angeles.
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