Houston Rockets: Terrence Jones at All-Star Weekend

By Phillip Pyle

Feb 5, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6) celebrates after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones is taking part in his first trip to All-Star Weekend. Terrence will take part in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night, joining Damon Lillard on TEAM HILL with Pero Antic (Atlanta), Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers), Harrison Barnes (Golden State), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee), Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto) and Bradley Beal (Washington).

The starting lineups will be determined by the players garnering the top votes for their respective positions, with two backcourt and three frontcourt spots for each team. The announcement of the starting lineup will be made in broadcast and in-arena on Friday, Feb. 14, the night of the game.

The head coaches for both teams are the lead assistant coaches from the 2014 NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs. The Indiana Pacers Nate McMillan will lead TEAM HILL and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Rex Kalamian will man the sidelines for TEAM WEBBER.

Terrence Jones elevated his play in his second season, becoming a full-time starter and averaging better than 10 points and seven rebounds per contest … Averaged 5.5 points and 3.4 rebounds as a rookie