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NBA teams will get a much-needed break this upcoming weekend as the vast majority of players head home, or on vacation during the NBA All-Star break.

Those select few who will participate in a variety of basketball events in New Orleans will be following the below schedule of events:

Friday, Feb. 17

7 p.m. | NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN


9 p.m. | BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge | TNT

Saturday, Feb. 18

8 p.m. | State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | TNT

Which includes theTaco Bell Skills Challenge (first event), theJBL Three-Point Contest (second event) and theVerizon Slam Dunk (third event)

Sunday, Feb. 19

8 p.m. | 66th NBA All-Star Game | TNT

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