5 Bold Predictions for 2015 NBA All-Star Game

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Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference Kyrie Irving guard (2) of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles away from Western Conference forward Kevin Love (42) of the Minnesota Timberwolves Western Conference forward Blake Griffin (32) of the Los Angeles Clippers and Western Conference guard James Harden (13) of the Houston Rockets during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

– There will be Six Minutes of Defense

The NBA All-Star Game doesn’t have the reputation for much defense, and for good reason. In last year’s game, the Eastern Conference won 163-155, which doesn’t scream defense by any means.

In a game that had so much scoring, the fourth quarter had the least with only 69 combined points. In most All-Star Games both teams will play very relaxed for the first three quarters, as they will try to do some highlight plays on display for the fans, and the defense generally lets it happen.

When the fourth quarter hits, the competitive spirt of players like LeBron James will come out, as most of the players don’t like to losing,  especially against the best players in the league. It may not be for long, but both teams will put together a solid stretch of defense on Sunday.

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