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Durant, James Harden to start in NBA All Star Game tonight

Kevin Durant Smile conference

The NBA’s best athletes are taking the court tonight for the 63rd annual NBA All-Star Game.

The game will be a match-up between the best players from the East and West conferences.

Tonight’s game is the last event of the NBA All-Star weekend.

The weekend-long event began on Friday with the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity game.

Saturday night featured four events; the Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and the always anticipated Sprite Slam Dunk contest.

The Oklahoma City Thunder had two players in the events.

Kevin Durant competed in the Shooting Stars challenge and Reggie Jackson participated in the Skills challenge.

The NBA All-Star game, scheduled for tonight, will mark something historic.

This will be the first game Kevin Durant and past teammate James Harden will start together under Thunder coach Scott Brooks.

Tip off will begin at 7 p.m. central on TNT.