Booker to replace Lillard at All-Star, 3-point contest

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker celebrates a 3 point shot against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Hornets 111-102. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

CHICAGO (AP) - Devin Booker is finally headed to his first NBA All-Star Game. The Phoenix guard was tabbed Thursday as the player who will replace injured Portland guard Damian Lillard in the game and Saturday's 3-point contest.

Booker was chosen by Commissioner Adam Silver, who makes the final call on injury replacements to the All-Star rosters.

By NBA rule, the replacement player has to come from the same conference as the injured player.