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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Commissioner David Stern will be coming to Houston Wednesday to officially announce next year’s NBA All-Star game will be played at Toyota Center.  

It’s the third time the city has hosted the star-studded event, including the rookie challenge and slam dunk contest.  Toyota Center also hosted the 2006 All Star game. Houston’s first NBA All-Star experience came in 1989, when the game was played at the Astrodome. 

Stern will be joined by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Rockets CEO Tad Brown to make the announcement.  

This year’s All-Star game will be played inOrlandoon February 26.  The NBA announced its All-Star starters last week.  There are no Rockets in the Western Conference starting lineup but Kyle Lowry is a candidate to make the team as a reserve.

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