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NBA 3-point Contest 2013: Time, TV schedule, participants and more

Some of the league's best shooters are convening on Saturday night for the 3-Point Contest. Who will come away with the title?

Ronald Martinez

One of the marquee events of NBA All-Star Weekend, the 3-Point Contest, goes down on Saturday night from Toyota Center in Houston. Featuring some of the best long distance shooters in the league, fans should be treated to quite the display.

With 2012 champion Kevin Love unable to defend his crown due to a hand injury, six participants will have the opportunity to win the title for the first time on Saturday. Three players from each conference are invited to participate, with the highest first round scorers from each conference meeting head-to-head in the final.

Representing the Eastern Conference this year are Pacers forward Paul George, Knicks forward Steve Novak and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. The Western Conference is being represented by Hornets forward Ryan Anderson, Spurs forward Matt Bonner and Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

Coverage of NBA All-Star Saturday begins at 8:30 p.m. ET. The 3-Point Contest is the third event on the schedule, following the Shooting Stars and Skills Challenge events.

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