Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry is the favourite to defend his three-point contest title, even with a stellar lineupReuters

Stephen Curry will look to defend his three-point contest crown, while plenty of eyes will be on Zach LaVine to see if the Minnesota Timbewolves man can win a second straight Slam Dunk title as NBA All-Star Saturday hits the Air Canada Center in Toronto.

Curry might be the favourite for the MVP award this season, but the Golden State Warriors superstar will have plenty of competition in the three-point contest, with several other All-Stars also set to make their presence felt.

To defend his three-point title, Curry will have to beat teammate Klay Thompson, James Harden (Houston Rockets), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks), JJ Redick (Los Angeles Clippers), CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers) and Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns).

"Shooting off the rack, that's the number one key," 19-year-old Booker, who will become the youngest ever contestant in the three-point contest, told NBA's official website. "That's a whole different skill.

"You can be an elite shooter but that might not translate into a contest. In a game you might have to catch-and-shoot, or shoot off the dribble, but shooting off a rack is whole different thing."

The marquee event of the NBA All-Star Saturday is the Slam Dunk contest, and even if the competition might have lost its sheen since the Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter days, it remains a great watch.

LaVine will want to win the title again, and he will be up against three other stars in Aaron Gordon (Orlando Magic), Will Barton (Denver Nuggets) and Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons).

"I'm more of an in-the-moment jumper," Barton said about his dunking style. "Like, once my adrenaline gets going and I see the crowd."

The All-Star festivities will be kicked off by the Skills Challenge, with DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) and Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) the big names who will compete.

Along with the talented trio, Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Karl Anthony-Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves), Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics), Jordan Clarkson (Los Angeles Lakers) and CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers) will vie for the honour of being crowned the champion. Last year's winner Patrick Beverly of the Houston Rockets had to pull out of the contest late due to injury, with Mudiay taking his place.

Where to Watch Live

NBA All-Star Saturday is scheduled to begin an 8 pm ET (1 am GMT, 6.30 am IST) start. Live TV coverage of All-Star Saturday in India will be on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. The action can also be watched via live streaming online on Sonyliv.

TNT will broadcast the All-Star Saturday live in the US, with the live stream option on TNT Overtime.

Viewers in the UK can watch all the action live on BT Sport and Watch BT Sport.

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