The NBA's top players will be on display this weekend as the league stages its All-Star Game in Houston, with the Western Conference looking to pay off against the Eastern Conference once again.
The West topped the East as a betting underdog on the NBA All-Star Game odds at sportsbooks like last season, winning 152-149 at Orlando's Amway Center behind MVP Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Durant is back on the Western roster as a starter again for this year's game, which tips off at 8:00pm ET on Sunday night. He's joined by the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard, and the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in the starting lineup.
LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan, James Harden, David Lee, Tony Parker, Zach Randolph, and Russell Westbrook round out the roster for the Western Conference, which will be coached by the San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich.
The Eastern Conference starting lineup includes the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, and the Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo - although Rondo is injured and won't be playing in the game.
Miami's Erik Spoelstra will coach the Eastern All-Stars this season, with Chris Bosh, Tyson Chandler, Luol Deng, Paul George, Jrue Holiday, Kyrie Irving, Brook Lopez, and Joakim Noah filling out the conference's roster for the game.
For the Slam-Dunk Contest this weekend, Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz is the defending champion but he's back at 8/1 on the Slam Dunk odds at to win the event again this year. James White of the New York Knicks is pegged as the 5/4 favorite.
And in the Three-Point Shootout, the Knicks' Steve Novak and the Warriors' Stephen Curry are both listed at 5/2 odds at , with Irving of the Cavaliers and Ryan Anderson of the Hornets next on the Three Point Contest odds at 4/1.
Who will win the NBA Sprite Slam-Dunk Contest?
James White (NYK) 5/4
Terrence Ross (TOR) 7/2
Gerald Green (IND) 4/1
Eric Bledsoe (LAC) 5/1
Jeremy Evans (UTA) 8/1
Kenneth Faried (DEN) 8/1
Who will win the NBA Foot Locker Three-Point Contest?
Stephen Curry (GS) 5/2
Steve Novak (NYK) 5/2
Kyrie Irving (CLE) 4/1
Ryan Anderson (NO) 4/1
Matt Bonner (SA) 5/1
Paul George (IND) 15/2