Houston lands 2013 NBA All-Star Game

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, Last Updated: 1:52 PM ET

HOUSTON, TEXAS - The 2013 All-Star Game will be held in Houston, the NBA officially revealed on Wednesday.

The game itself will be played at the Toyota Center on Sunday, February 17 with All-Star festivities starting two days earlier.

"Houston is a spectacular sports city, and for one week it will be the basketball capital of the world," said NBA commissioner David Stern. "NBA All-Star is a magnificent celebration of our game, and I want to thank the city and the Rockets for welcoming us once again."

It will be another reunion for the league and Houston, as the Rockets and the Toyota Center also hosted the game in 2006. This would be the third mid-season gathering in Houston, with one also held in the Astrodome back in 1989.

"I am thrilled the Rockets and the City of Houston have once again brought NBA All-Star to Toyota Center," said Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander. "The 2006 All-Star Game in Houston was a tremendous success and we plan to set the bar even higher in 2013. We take great pride in Toyota Center's standing as one of the premier venues in the country and are honored to be the first arena in Texas to host the game for a second time."


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