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No Wizards, but the youth of the Eastern Conference is taking over.
The Washington Wizards were, based on their record and general standing in the league, shut out of Sunday's All-Star Game, which tips off Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Eastern Conference squad is loaded with young talent, even if it isn't reflected in the starting lineup. The East's starters -- Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics, and LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat -- were all born in 1984 or before. But the roster also includes 24-year-old Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets, 22-year-olds Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers, and the youngest of them all: 20-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving.
Garnett is the oldest player who will be on the floor Sunday. He'll celebrate his 37th birthday in May.
TNT's broadcast of the All-Star Game from Houston begins at 7 p.m. ET, and the game tips off 90 minutes after that.