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Stephen Curry will defend his title in the 3-point contest, Zach LaVine will try for another dunk title and some All-Star big men will compete for the skills challenge crown

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NEW YORK — Stephen Curry will defend his title in the 3-point contest, will try for another dunk championship and some All-Star big men will compete for the Skills Challenge crown.

Sacramento's , New Orleans' , Golden State's Draymond Green and Minnesota rookie will take part in that event, which combines dribbling, passing and 3-point shooting and traditionally is made up of guards. Boston All-Star , defending champion of Houston, the Lakers' and CJ McCollum of Portland round out the field.

The competitors for the All-Star Saturday events in Toronto on Feb. 13 were announced Thursday by the NBA.

Curry set an event record last year with 27 points, including 13 straight made shots in the final round. Leading the league in 3-pointers this season, the MVP will face Golden State teammate Klay Thompson, All-Stars of Toronto, of Houston and of Miami, plus Phoenix rookie , Milwaukee's and the Clippers' .

LaVine will be challenged by Detroit All-Star , Denver's and Orlando's .

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PHOTO: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after a 3-point basket during the first half of the Warriors' NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after a 3-point basket during the first half of the Warriors' NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

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