Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry Headlines TSN’s Live Coverage of NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND, February 13-15

— February 11, 2015

– Raptors’ guard Lowry joins the biggest stars in basketball to start his first NBA ALL-STAR GAME on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN –
– Coverage begins with Canadians Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Olynyk competing in the BBVA COMPASS RISING STARS CHALLENGE at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 13 on TSN –

  TORONTO (February 11, 2015) – The NBA’s brightest stars take centre stage in the Big Apple this weekend, and TSN has fans covered as Toronto Raptors’ guard Kyle Lowry becomes the first Raptor to start an NBA ALL-STAR GAME since 2008. TSN delivers all the action from the Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden for the league’s annual showcase of skill, speed, and slam dunks during NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND, from Feb. 13-15 (see below for broadcast schedule). SPORTSCENTRE, Canada’s most-watched sports news and information show, is on-site in New York City all weekend long to deliver insight and analysis from NBA ON TSN host Rod Black, NBA Insider Jack Armstrong, and TSN’s newest NBA analyst and beloved former Toronto Raptors player Morris ‘Mo Pete’ Peterson. SPORTSCENTRE reporter Jermain Franklin also contributes frequent reports from the Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden throughout the weekend. Coverage begins Friday, Feb. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN with the BBVA COMPASS RISING STARS CHALLENGE. This year’s competition features a new format that pits first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against the top first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. This year’s World Team features two Canadians: Minnesota Timberwolves rookie and 2014 #1 NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins and Boston Celtics second-year forward Kelly Olynyk. NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND continues Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 with STATE FARM ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT, featuring a test of skill and showmanship in four All-Star Skills Competitions: Degree Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and the fan-favourite Sprite Slam Dunk contest. Lowry will represent the Raptors in the Skills Challenge, where eight players compete in a three-round, bracket-style tournament obstacle-course competition that tests dribbling, passing, agility, and shooting skills. The weekend culminates with the NBA ALL-STAR GAME on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN, with Lowry in the starting lineup for an Eastern Conference squad highlighted by 11-time All-Star LeBron James going against top vote-getter Stephen Curry of Golden State and his Western Conference team. The game also marks the first time in NBA history that two brothers will start against each other when Chicago forward Pau Gasol and Memphis forward Marc Gasol take to the court at Madison Square Garden. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND is also available for live streaming and on demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO. SPORTSCENTRE Features TSN’s flagship sports news and information show also presents a number of features airing throughout the week, including:
  • Bruce Arthur on the 15th anniversary of Vince Carter’s epic Slam Dunk contest victory
  • Jack Armstrong on Madison Square Garden as the epicentre of the basketball world
  • Leading vote-getter and MVP candidate Stephen Curry, and his childhood connection to Toronto
TSN Radio Live radio coverage of Sunday’s NBA ALL-STAR GAME is available on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, and TSN Radio 1410 in Vancouver. TSN Digital Fans can visit TSN.ca daily for insight and analysis from Morris Peterson throughout NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND, as well as video highlights from the BBVA COMPASS Rising Stars Challenge, STATE FARM ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT, and Sunday’s NBA ALL-STAR GAME. BarDown.com TSN’s BarDown.com is fans’ go-to source for all the highlights, bloopers, and everything in between at NBA All-Star weekend. From amazing plays and head-scratching gaffes to memorable GIFs and the best reactions on social media, BarDown.com covers NBA All-Star weekend from every angle. Broadcast Schedule Friday, Feb. 13
  • 9 p.m. ET – BBVA COMPASS RISING STARS CHALLENGE on TSN
Saturday, Feb. 14
  • 7 p.m. ET – STATE FARM ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT on TSN2
Sunday, Feb. 15
  • 7 p.m. ET – NBA ALL-STAR GAME on TSN
 

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