NBA stars shine

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook worked well together on the court for years.
How will they do this weekend now that they play for different teams – but both in the NBA’s Western Conference?
The former Oklahoma City teammates will be on the same squad again Sunday, joining the West All-Stars against the East. Tipoff on TNT is set for 8:20 p.m.
Durant joins new teammate Stephen Curry on the West starting lineup. Westbrook will be among the West reserves looking to knock off Lebron James and the East stars.
The dunks and long-distance shooting take center stage with All-Star Saturday night starting at 8 p.m.
TNT has the Rising Stars Challenge Friday at 9 p.m. after ESPN offers the Celebrity Game Friday at 7 p.m.
Before the stars gather, TNT offers Celtics at Bulls Thursday at 8 p.m. and the Wizards face the Pacers on Comcast at 7 p.m.
NASCAR gathers at Daytona to get ready to open the season. Qualifying for the Daytona 500 will be Sunday at 3:15 p.m. on Fox, after the Clash at Daytona Saturday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
There’s practices for the races Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on FoxSports1.
Michigan meets Michigan Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Oregon against Utah.
ESPN2 brings Vanderbilt-Texas A&M Thursday at 7 p.m. and Connecticut’s clash with Memphis at 9 p.m
Washington State hosts Arizona on FoxSports1 Thursday at 9 p.m., then it’s Washington-Arizona State.
Valparaiso tangles with Oakland on ESPN2 Friday at 7 p.m. before VCU meets Richmond. FoxSports1 has California-Stanford at 10 p.m.
ESPN’s GameDay catches Virginia’s contest with North Carolina Saturday at 8:15 p.m. The day begins at noon with Notre Dame against North Carolina State, followed by Florida-Mississippi State. Michigan State meets Purdue at 4 p.m. before Kentucky battles Georgia.
Northern Iowa meets Wichita State on ESPN2 at noon, then it’s West Virginia taking on Texas Tech. Florida State faces Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. before SMU meets Houston and Arizona tangles with Washington. St. Mary’s and BYU close out the night at 10 p.m.
Kansas battles Baylor on CBS Saturday at 1 p.m.
The ACC network offers Virginia Tech-Louisville Saturday at 1 p.m. along with Duke against Wake Forest.
Villanova takes on Seton Hall Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Fox, then it’s Colorado-Oregon at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has three contests from the Atlantic 10 Saturday, starting with Davidson-Massachusetts at noon. Dayton duels with St. Bonaventure before Rhode Island faces George Mason at 4 p.m.
Towson takes on James Madison Saturday at 7 p.m. on Comcast.
MASN offers Tennessee-Martin against Southeast Missouri State Saturday at noon.
George Washington meets Duquesne Sunday at noon on NBC Sports network.
CBS has Maryland-Wisconsin Sunday at 1 p.m.
Butler battles DePaul on FoxSports1 Sunday at 1:30 p.m. before Georgetown clashes with Creighton.
Connecticut clashes with Temple Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
On the women’s court, Butler battles Georgetown Friday at 7 p.m. on MASN2. Texas takes on Oklahoma Saturday at 2 p.m. then it’s Kansas State-TCU on MASN2.
Dayton faces Fordham on NBC Sports network Sunday at 2 p.m.
ESPN2 has three contests Sunday, starting with Temple-South Florida at 1 p.m. South Carolina takes on Missouri at 3 p.m. followed by Notre Dame against Syracuse.
The Capitals take on the Red Wings Saturday at 2 p.m. on Comcast before starting NBC’s Hockey Day in America with a contest against the Rangers at 12:30 p.m. The Red Wings face Penguins at 3 p.m.
NBC Sports network has a pair of games Sunday night, with Blackhawks-Sabres at 6 p.m. followed by the Bruins against the Sharks.
The Sabres face the Avalanche Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
On the college ice, New Hampshire takes on Boston University Friday at 6 p.m. on MASN followed by Colgate-Clarkson.
Notre Dame hosts Providence on NBC Sports network Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
CBS has the Genesis Open Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
FoxSports1 offers Europa League action Thursday, with Gant against Tottenham Hotspur at 1 p.m. and Manchester United facing St. Etienne at 3:05 p.m.
NBC Sports network has men’s giant slalom skiing Friday at 6:30 a.m., with the slalom Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
There’s rugby on NBC Sports network Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

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