Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

By the Numbers, Here's a Look at NBA All-Star Weekend

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

By the Numbers, Here's a Look at NBA All-Star Weekend

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NEW ORLEANS - You know the names. Now know the numbers.

With the NBA's All-Star weekend events getting underway in earnest Friday, here's a look at some of the numbers of note going into the festivities in New Orleans. .895

The career field goal percentage for New Orleans' Anthony Davis in All-Star competition, the best in the game's history for those with at least 15 baskets made.

5-9

The height of now-two-time All-Star Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics, who - if rosters are to be believed - is the shortest All- Star in history. Calvin Murphy (1979) was also listed at 5-foot-9, while Slater Martin (1953 through 1959), Ralph Beard Jr. (1951) and Michael Adams (1992) were on rosters as 5-foot-10. The other sub-6- footers are Fred Scolari (1952, 1953), Billy Gabor (1953), Dana Barros (1995) and Terrell Brandon (1996, 1997), all 5-foot-11.

9

The number of 3-pointers Paul George made in last year's All- Star Game, setting a record. Carmelo Anthony had the mark with eight in 2014. (George also set a record in last year's game with 19 attempts from beyond the arc.)

11

Golden State is the 11th team to have four All-Star selections in the same season, with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson picked to represent the Warriors this weekend. The other teams with four: Atlanta (2014-15), Boston (2010-11), Detroit (2005-06), the Los Angeles Lakers (1997-98), Philadelphia (1982- 83), Boston (1974-75), San Francisco (1967-68), the Celtics and the Lakers (1961-62), and Fort Wayne (1953-54).

13

LeBron James is getting into some rarefied air with his 13th consecutive All-Star selection. Only Kobe Bryant (18 straight) and Kevin Garnett, Karl Malone, Shaquille O'Neal and Jerry West (14 each) have been picked for more consecutive games than James has. There's three others with 13 straight nods: Bob Cousy, Tim Duncan and John Havlicek. …

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