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.