* Stephen Curry took the Taco Bell Skills Challenge Championship Saturday night. Chris Paul thought it was his year, but he missed the opening lay up. He was never able to recover. Curry posted a 28.2 final run to beat Russell Westbrook.
* James Jones captured the Foot Locker 3-Point Contest Title Saturday night. Paul Pierce couldn't get the job done, and neither could Ray Allen, the all time three point shooting champions. I would have to say this one was a little bit of an upset. Jones is known for shooting the tray ball, but I was surprised to see him hold up under the spotlight.
I really think that the NBA All-Star weekend is one of the better all-star events in sports. It is a fun weekend where all the players can get together, and (at least try to) put their rivalries aside for one night. Case in point, during the game Sunday night LeBron made a huge play late in the game to try and get the East back in it, and Garnett jumped out of his seat in joy. I can bet that is the last time this season Garnett does anything like that for any play James has. The Dunk Contest got back to tall people doing crazy dunks, not Nate Robinson doing something for people and earning their sympathy vote. Now let's get a little depressing and chat Bucks for a bit:
* The Bucks start their final part of the season at home against Minnesota at 7:00 Central time. The game will be on FSN Wisconsin, per usual.
The Bucks have some work to do, as they start 3 1/2 games out of the eighth seed in the East. It will take someone to step up in order for this team to make a late run. Who will be that guy? Right now I see no one that sticks out. John Salmons did it last year, maybe he will step up and provide a repeat performance. We are paying him a lot of money, so I hope he does play awesome down the stretch. Anyone can be the hero though, we just need to close out this season a lot better than we started it.