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NBA All-Star Game Thread: East Vs. West In Roy Hibbert's First All-Star Appearance

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February 26, 2012 - 7:30PM EST
Amway Center
Probable starters:
Derrick Rose PG Chris Paul
Dwyane Wade SG Kobe Bryant
LeBron James SF Kevin Durant
Carmelo Anthony PF Blake Griffin
Dwight Howard C Andrew Bynum

The NBA All-Star game featuring an electric Eastern Conference team against a powerful Western Conference team tips off from Orlando on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Chicago's Tom Thibodeau will coach the East while Oklahoma City's coach Scotty Brooks will guide the Weset. Actually some interesting matchups when you look at the starting lineups. Thinking the East may want to try to put Melo on Durant and have LeBron attack Blake Griffin.

Of course, that is assuming there will be some thought put toward defense in this game. Although I don't think it is possible for Thibodeau to not make at least a passing effort at setting up a defensive game plan. His head may explode trying to coach this thing.

Hopefully, Thibs turns to Roy Hibbert early and often since that's where our biases lie tonight. Leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.