NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2013: The convoluted scoring system explained

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Confused over how this NBA All-Star Saturday Night competition is scored? So are we! So we did some research.

After two events in the NBA All-Star Saturday Night competition between Dwyane Wade's Eastern Conference team and Chris Paul's Western Conference team, the East is winning 40-20, because obviously. This scoring is so obvious, I can't believe we have to explain it to you IDIOTS, but I suppose I do.

The "team rounds," or, as normal people call them, the first rounds, of each event, are worth more points than the championship rounds. In the Shooting Stars Competition, the team round, which the West won, was worth 20 points. Team Bosh hoisted the trophy, but was rewarded with just 10 points for the East.

In the Skills challenge, 30 points went to the winner of the team competition, which thanks to Tony Parker being a CLOWNFRAUD TANKER, went to the East. Damian Lillard took home the trophy, but was rewarded with only 10 points.

The Shooting Stars competition is graded just as brilliantly, with 40 points going to the team with the highest team score, and 10 going to the team with the winner. The Dunk Contest, thank goodness, has 50 points given to the conference with the highest score, and 55 points to the conference of the winner.

See? Makes perfect sense.

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