All-Star weekend is right around the corner.
So who’s going to be at the table?
Here are five questions you should be asking to your team and its staff heading into the weekend.1.
What are the best storylines heading into Sunday’s All-Stars game?
The most important story will be which team wins.
The Celtics will try to build on a solid season from Isaiah Thomas, Isaiah Thomas and Kelly Olynyk and should take advantage of their matchup with the Hawks.
The Hawks have lost six of seven and are without two starters.
They’ll try to get back to winning ways by getting DeMarre Carroll and Kelly Brook back, respectively, and they’ll look to build their defense from a solid group of young talent and a couple of veteran leaders.
The Heat are hoping to bounce back after a disappointing season and try to avoid a season-low 15-13 record.
The Heat will look to make a statement in front of their home fans and their hometown crowd by going for it against the Cavs and the Celtics.2.
Will the All-stars have a final score?
This game will decide which team will host the NBA’s marquee All-star game.
With the Celtics hosting the Bulls, the Heat will be facing off against LeBron James and Kevin Durant and the Cavs will be trying to bounce-back from a heartbreaking loss in the first round to the Lakers.
The Cavs will try their best to build momentum and take care of business.
The Pistons will try out a new look, with the Pistons hoping to make up some ground on the Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The Bucks will try a new style, with Andre Drummond and Giannis Antetokounmpo taking the court against the Heat.3.
How will the All and the Big 3 be used in the All Star Game?
The All-Big 3 is the foundation for the game.
The players will be on the court for the first time and their personalities will be the focal point of the game, with LeBron James leading the way.
The starters will be Paul George, Tristan Thompson and LeBron James.
George, Thompson and James will each be on a team that has an elite player.
The three stars will be given the chance to take over the game for one or two players.
George and Thompson will play in this year’s All Star game and Thompson has already started and will play on Sunday.
He’s averaged a team-best 17.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists over his past seven games.
Thompson is the best offensive player on the team and is averaging 20.7 and 7.0 rebounds per game.
He’ll be a big part of the offense in this game.
Thompson will have the chance of being in the top five for MVP voting.4.
Will James be in the game?
James has been one of the league’s elite players for several seasons.
He has averaged 27.5 points, 9.0 assists and 5.4 rebounds over his career and has been the league leader in scoring with an average of 26.3 points per game over the past three seasons.5.
How long will LeBron be out?
The NBA suspended James for six games this season for violating the league suspension for his role in a domestic violence case.
He will miss the first four games of the season.
The suspension does not affect James’ status for the Allstar game, which will be held Feb. 19.
The NBA has yet to release his medical records.
James has a sprained ankle and has missed five games with a sprains-a-knee strain.6.
Who will play the AllStar Game?
It’s a rare honor to have the best player in the league on the same team as the best scorer and the best rebounder.
James and Thompson are the top two in the MVP voting and have each been selected to three All-NBA teams.
Thompson will likely start the game against the Hawks, who are coming off a disappointing game against Miami on Thursday night.
Thompson had 24 points and 10 rebounds against Miami in the NBA Finals.
Thompson averaged 21.3 and 8.7 rebounds in his final nine games against the Miami Heat this season.
Thompson could be the starting point guard against the Pistons, who have struggled mightily this season in the face of injuries.
Thompson is averaging 17.5 and 10.6 rebounds in two career meetings with the Celtics this season and has averaged 18.2 and 10,814 in his career against the Celtics, Pistons and Hawks.7.
Who is the biggest threat to LeBron?
The Cavaliers have the top scoring offense in the East, led by LeBron James, with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving and their defense is also dominant.
The Cavaliers are playing without three starters, as the Celtics and Hawks are without starters after losing both Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo to injury.
The Cavs also lost All-Defense