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February 15, 2015 Updates
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Most NBA players when asked what they’d like to accomplish in an All-Star Game, give some typical stock response like, “I just want to go out there and have fun” or “I just hope we can give the fans a good show.” But not Washington Wizards guard John Wall. No, he has bigger plans for Sunday’s All-Star Game in New York: “I would love to break Magic [Johnson]’s all-time assist record,” Wall said with a grin. Basketball Insiders

Jonathan Feigen: Harden and company were stuck in an elevator for 25 minutes. Here in time and on practice court with Rockets asst. coach Matt Brase now. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

After initially planning to start Kevin Durant in place of the injured Anthony Davis in Sunday's All-Star Game, Western Conference coach Steve Kerr called an audible Saturday afternoon and decided to make LaMarcus Aldridge his fifth starter. Aldridge, a Portland Trail Blazers forward, is taking the place of Davis in the starting lineup because of a shoulder sprain that caused the New Orleans Pelicans star to miss his team's last two games before the All-Star break. ESPN.com

Western Conference coach Steve Kerr plans to start Kevin Durant for the injured Anthony Davis in Sunday's All-Star Game, according to sources. Davis hurt his shoulder on Feb. 7 in the New Orleans Pelicans' loss at the Chicago Bulls when he lost his grip on the rim while completing an alley-oop dunk, falling about 7 feet horizontally to the hardwood. ESPN.com

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