Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks over a KIA during the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. (Photo by Evan Gole/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ranking The Top Five Events During NBA All-Star Weekend

In just over a week the biggest stars in the basketball world will begin to converge on the New York area for the NBA All-Star weekend.


Charlotte Hornets v Washington Wizards

Jefferson has 18 and 12; Hornets Stay Hot, Top Wizards 92-88

Al Jefferson had 18 points and 12 rebounds Monday night, and the Charlotte Hornets’ hot January carried over into Groundhog Day with a 92-88 win over the Washington Wizards.


WASHINGTON, DC -  JANUARY 16: Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against the Washington Wizards on January 16, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Break 7-Game Losing Streak With 102-80 Win Over Wizards

As the Brooklyn Nets endured a seven-game losing streak, trade rumors engulfed the slumping team.


Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards attempts a free throw against the Chicago Bulls on January 14, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pierce’s 22 Points Lead Wizards over Rose, Bulls, 105-99

Paul Pierce had 22 points, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 105-99 on Wednesday night, despite Derrick Rose’s season-high 32.


Mike Muscala #31 of the Atlanta Hawks drives against the Washington Wizards on January 11, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Korver, Hawks Rout Wizards for 8th Straight Victory

Kyle Korver scored 19 points and DeMarre Carroll added 16 to help the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks win their eighth straight game, 120-89 over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.


Rasual Butler #8 of the Washington Wizards celebrates making a shot with teammate Marcin Gortat #4 during the first half against the New York Knicks at Verizon Center on January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Knicks Set Record With 13th Straight Loss, 101-91 to Wizards

The New York Knicks’ deconstruction project hit a new low Wednesday night with a 101-91 loss to the Washington Wizards, setting a record for longest in-season losing streak in the proud franchise’s 69-year history.


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JANUARY 2: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for a shot against the Washington Wizards on January 2, 2015 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Durant Scores 34, Leads Thunder Past Wizards

The reigning MVP scored 34 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 109-102 on Friday night.


Kris Humphries #43 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the game on December 27, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington, District of Columbia. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Humphries, Pierce Lead Wizards Over Boston, 101-88

Earlier this month, the Washington Wizards frittered away a 23-point lead against the Boston Celtics but hung on for a grueling double-overtime win.


John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards calls a play during a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 25, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

VIDEO: John Wall, Wizards Outclass Knicks, 102-91

John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists, eluding the Knicks all day until getting knocked to the floor by a flagrant foul that sparked an altercation, and the Washington Wizards beat New York 102-91 on Thursday.


Derek Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls goes up for a shot against the Washington Wizards on December 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rose’s 25 Lead Bulls Over Wizards, 99-91

Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol had 18 as the Chicago Bulls won their fourth straight, beating the Washington Wizards 99-91 on Tuesday night.