NBA All-Star Game Results

Did you tune into the NBA All-Star game this past weekend? Read on for full results!

All-Star Game:

The East won with a final score of 163 to 155, ending it’s three year losing streak with the highest scoring All-Star game yet (the highest All-Star score was previously 155 points for the West in 2003). The game’s MVP was Kyrie Irving, who scored 31 points and made 14 assists. An All-Star record was made by Carmelo Anthony, who made eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points.

The West scored 44 points in the first quarter and 45 in the second for a total of 89 points in the first half, another All-Star record. However, the East brought their score up in the second half as Irving helped the East get 87 points.

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On a more musical note, Magic Johnson encouraged the All-Stars to sing “Happy Birthday” to Bill Russell, a Hall-of-Famer and a great NBA champion, at the All-Star game. Russell turned 80. What a way to spend your birthday!

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Photo courtesy of SIKIDS.com

For complete details of the NBA-All Star weekend, check out the NBA’s website.

For more information on Horner Flooring, the manufacturer of the NBA All-Star floor, visit hornerflooring.com.

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State Farm All-Star Saturday, 2014

There will be some changes to the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night this year!

The NBA All-Star game will be played this Sunday, February 16th. This Saturday will be the State Farm All-Star night. The State Farm night, like the game, challenges the East and the West to compete against each other.

What does the winner get? Money for charities. After the night is over, a total of $500,000 will be given to worthy causes. Now that’s something to cheer for!

There will still be four challenges (each winner gets $100,000 for their conference’s charity, with the runner up collecting $25,000 for their charity). Each challenge team will have a current NBA and current WNBA player, as well as an NBA legend. The four challenges are:

  • Taco Bell Skills Challenge
    • Damian Lillard will become the first player to participate in three events, the other two being the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and the Sprite Slam Dunk
    • What’s new: it will be a relay race this year

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  • Foot Locker Three-Point Contest
    • Players will have one minute to make as many three point shots as they can to advance
    • What’s new: a full rack of “money balls” will be in play (which count double) and can be placed at any of the five shooting positions

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  • Sprite Slam Dunk
    • The reining champion, Terrence Ross, will compete again
    • What’s new: the winner will be the best conference, not an individual player
  • Sears Shooting Stars
    • For one West team, the NBA player will be Stephen Curry, the NBA legend will be his father, Dell Curry, and the WNBA player will be Becky Hammon

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For full details of the challenges and the full rules, visit the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night webpage. For more information on the changes, visit NBA’s Hangtime Blog.

Want to show your support for the East or West Conference or an individual All-Star? Get your NBA All-Star gear from NBA.com!

Horner Flooring and the NBA Overcome Hurricane Sandy

Horner Flooring and creative associates’ Innovative Show Design and Knight Hardwood Flooring joined in a collaborative effort to design, manufacture and install a beautiful new basketball surface that serves as the flooring for new NBA-TV studio floor. Horner  manufactured the Maple wood floor that simulates an actual NBA half-court. Half of the studio is used for the reporter’s desk and the other half of the 90’-55’ space is the basketball demonstration area.

NBA-TV, owned by Turner Television, wanted a demonstration area that was a replica of what the NBA players play on complete with a regulation NBA-Spalding goal. They desired assurances that there’d be no concerns that when current and or ex-players demonstrated nuances of the game being viewed they’d do so on a surface that was totally safe and would allow depiction of an actual re-creation of what was taking place during the game.

Justin Garrone, Project Manager and Artistic Designer for Innovative Design in Orlando, Florida was commissioned to design and light the Turner studio site. He directed a team of Chris Runnels, Nate Mitchell and Mark Dowling to conceive a spectacular set. After researching the industry his choice for flooring was Horner.  In Justin’s words, “Horner was the perfect partner…an outstanding choice.”

When it came to the installation, Horner called on their long time dealer in the Atlanta area, Knight Hardwood Flooring.  Owner Franklin Knight put a top notch crew in place, one that included an associate of his, Finishing Touches. They were able to complete the job that was projected to take two weeks in less than 7 days. Franklin felt that “the entire operation went as smoothly as it could possibly go.”  He was delighted to be a part of it.

For more information on Horner’s hardwood floors, visit our website!

NBA and the Superbowl

Did you attend a Superbowl party last night? The Miami Heat sure did! They were invited to a party, hosted by Ray Allen, at his poolside. Here’s what it looked like, courtesy of rayn34 on Instagram:

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LeBron James posted on Instagram as well. Check it out:

jamesThe Heat aren’t the only ones to enjoy the Superbowl. Check out these Tweets from other NBA players and teams:

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NBA All-Star Roster Announced

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After a lot of guessing, the complete rosters for the 2014 NBA All-Star game have been released!

Representing the East:
Starters:

  • Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers (Guard)
  • Dwyane Wade – Miami Heat (Guard)
  • Paul George – Indiana Pacers (Forward)
  • LeBron James – Miami Heat (Forward)
  • Carmelo Anthony – New York Knicks (Forward)

Reserves:

  • DeMar DeRozan – Toronto Raptors (Guard)
  • John Wall – Washington Wizards (Guard)
  • Roy Hibbert – Indiana Pacers (Frontcourt)
  • Paul Millsap – Atlanta Hawks (Frontcourt)
  • Joakim Noah – Chicago Bulls (Frontcourt)
  • (Wild Card) Joe Johnson – Brooklyn Nets
  • (Wild Card) Chris Bosh – Miami Heat

Representing the West:
Starters:

  • Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors (Guard)
  • Kobe Bryant – Los Angeles Lakers (Guard)
  • Kevin Durant – Oklahoma City Thunder (Forward)
  • Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers (Forward)
  • Kevin Love – Minnesota Timberwolves (Forward)

Reserves:

  • Chris Paul – Los Angeles Clippers (Guard)
  • Tony Parker – San Antonio Spurs (Guard)
  • Dwight Howard – Houston Rockets (Frontcourt)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge – Portland Trail Blazers (Frontcourt)
  • Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks (Frontcourt)
  • (Wild Card) Damain Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers
  • (Wild Card) James Harden – Houston Rockets

Throwback: 2013 NBA All-Star Floor

As the 2014 NBA All-Star game is approaching (and starters have been selected), we thought it would be nice to revisit last year’s floor. It was a big honor for us to provide the floor for the 2013 NBA All-Star game.

As a small family owned business located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Horner is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of maple athletic flooring systems. We continue to be driven by our committed workforce and product innovations. A lot of games during the NBA season are played on a Horner Pro-King portable basketball floor system.

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We’re always willing to go the extra mile for our customers. The 2013 floor had a lot of intricate details, such as stars lining the outer edge of the floor. These incredible details led Horner to call in a back up crew to help us out. Below are some behind the scenes photos! We always enjoy creating our floors, but this was especially fun due to the design.

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The Making of the 2013 NBA All-Star Floor

We were honored to provide the floor for the 2013 NBA All-Star game.  This year marks the 28th consecutive year that we have supplied the NBA All-Star game’s floor.  Thanks to everyone who makes the incredible event possible!

Horner is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of maple athletic flooring systems, we are proud to provide multiple permanent and portable athletic maple flooring solutions for all applications ranging from the 2012 NBA All-Star game floor to elementary, middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country.

As a small family owned business located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we continue to be driven by our committed workforce and product innovations.  Over half the games during the NBA season are played on a Horner Pro-King portable basketball floor system.  Known for it’s lightning fast installations, the Pro-King is a floor of choice for arena managers all over the world.

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We’re always willing to go the extra mile for our customers.  This year we called in a back up crew to help us out with the details of the NBA All-Star floor.  Thanks to our talented crew for lending a hand!

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This floor had incredible details!  You can see just how intricate the detail work was in our exclusive, behind the scenes photos!  We always enjoy creating our floors, but this was an especially fun floor because of the unique design.

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Thanks to everyone who made the 2013 NBA All-Star game possible!

Want to know more about hardwood athletic flooring?  Check out our free ebook with the top ten questions to ask when purchasing a hardwood athletic floor!