Bosh out of All-Star events; Horford named All-Star, McCollum added to Three-Point Contest

TORONTO – Atlanta Hawks forward/center Al Horford has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Eastern Conference All-Star reserve Chris Bosh (strained calf) of the Miami Heat in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.  In addition, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum will replace Bosh in the 2016 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

This marks the fourth NBA All-Star Game selection for Horford, who is averaging 15.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 blocks for the Hawks (31-24).

McCollum, in his third season, is posting career-bests in scoring (20.7 ppg), assists (4.2 apg) and rebounds (3.6 rpg).  He is shooting 39.2 percent from distance and ranks ninth in the NBA with 125 made three-point field goals.

The Foot Locker Three-Point Contest is part of State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night, which will be exclusively televised by TNT in the United States at 7:30 p.m. ET.  Sportsnet and TSN will simulcast the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest in Canada.  The event also will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio.

The 65th NBA All-Star Game, the first NBA All-Star Game held outside the United States, will be televised by TNT at 8 p.m. ET and broadcast by ESPN Radio.  TNT will air the All-Star Game in the U.S. for the 14th straight year, marking Turner Sports’ 31st year of NBA All-Star coverage.  Sportsnet ONE and TSN will simulcast the All-Star Game in Canada.  The game will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories and will be heard in 49 languages.