NBA All-Star Weekend 2012 Preview: Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo To Represent East All-Stars

There will be two Boston Celtics represented at 2012 NBA All-Star weekend: Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo. Pierce was selected to the East All-Stars for the game originally while Rondo was a late add after Atlanta's Joe Johnson pulled out of the game with an injury.

Here's a rundown of the NBA All-Star events this weekend:

Friday, Feb. 24

Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (7 p.m., TV: TNT)

This year's players include celebrities from film, TV and music and will feature Grammy Award-winner Ne-Yo(R&B/pop); Common (Just Wright); JB Smoove ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"); Vinny Guadagnino ("Jersey Shore"); Kevin Hart (Laugh At My Pain); Javier Colon ("The Voice"); Drew and Jonathan Scott ("Property Brothers"); Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy"); NBA Legends Mitch Richmond (six-time NBA All-Star), Penny Hardaway (four-time NBA All-Star), and Nick Anderson (NBA legend); 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings(WNBA, Indiana Fever); and Doug Gottlieb (ESPN, "The Doug Gottlieb Show").

2012 NBA All-Stars, Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard and Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant will serve as the East and West team coaches, respectively. (via NBA)

BBVA Rising Stars Challenge (9 p.m., TV: TNT)

Saturday, Feb. 25

NBA D-League All-Star Game (2 p.m., TV: NBA TV)

NBA All-Star Saturday Night (8:30 p.m., TV: TNT)

- 2012 Haier Shooting Stars (1st Event)
- 2012 Taco Bell Skills Challenge (2nd Event)
- 2012 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event)
- 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk (4th Event)

Sunday, Feb. 26

NBA All-Star Game (7:37 tip-off, TV: TNT)

For more coverage of the NBA All-Star weekend, visit the SB Nation Storystream. For more Boston Celtics coverage, visit our team page and blog, CelticsBlog.

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