HOUSTON (SportingAlert) — Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is set to start for the Eastern Conference in tonight’s All-Star game for the injured Rajon Rondo.
EVENT: The 2013 NBA All-Star Game
DATE: Sunday Feb. 17 at 8:00 pm ET
PLACE: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
LIVE TV CHANNEL: TNT
LIVE STREAM: TNT OVERTIME
Bosh is will now join fellow Miami Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as starters for the Eastern Conference on Sunday, which will see three players from the defending NBA champion being in the starting line.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who has been selected to coach the East, made the announcement about Bosh replacing the Boston Celtics injured point guard Rondo on the starters list.
Rondo withdraw from the All-Stars game after suffering a season ending knee injury.
Meanwhile, New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony is expected to still start, despite suffering a deep right arm contusion Wednesday night in his team’s 92-88 defeat to the Toronto Raptors.
It was being reported that Anthony would not play, but the free scoring player made it clear he wasn’t going to miss the game.
Anthony will join Bosh, Wade, James and Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett.
The All-Star festive concludes on Sunday.