Thanks to a knee injury for Joe Johnson and Josh Smith getting the All-Star snub not once but twice, the Atlanta Hawks won't be represented Sunday night during the NBA All-Star Game. Johnson had become somewhat of a staple in the game having appeared in the game the last five seasons and getting the start in the 2010 game.
Even without an Atlanta representative, the game will be a star-studded affair with the likes of LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony leading the East squad against Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant and the rest of the West squad. The Western Conference took home the victory last season by a score of 148-143.
Game date/time: Sunday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
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