2014 NBA All-Star Game: Five things to watch

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A showdown between LeBron James and Kevin Durant headlines Sunday night's All-Star showcase.

A showdown between LeBron James and Kevin Durant headlines Sunday night's All-Star showcase.

Paul was recently sidelined for five weeks by a shoulder injury. He returned to the Clippers last weekend, and generated 20 points and 12 assists in a win against Portland on Wednesday. It was important to him to come back in time for this game in particular, another chance to see people he misses and another chance to play in New Orleans.

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