NBA All-Star Weekend 2022 event schedule: live stream, start times, attendees, picks, format, watch online

NBA All-Star Weekend is almost here, and it promises to provide plenty of entertainment, as it does every year. This year, the weekend will take place in Cleveland and will feature all the events fans have come to enjoy. However, several of the main events have been changed by the league, which might confuse those unaware of the changes. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below are the dates, the list of participants and a brief explanation of the five biggest events of the weekend.

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

Dated: Friday February 18 | Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Wolstein Center — Cleveland, Ohio
TV: ESP | Direct: fuboTV (Try for free)

The Nick team: Anuel AA (Rapper), Mayor Justin Bibb (Cleveland Mayor), Kane Brown (Singer, Songwriter), Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns Defensive End), Booby Gibson (Cleveland Cavaliers Legend), Tiffany Haddish (Comedian, actress and author), Jack Harlow (rapper, recording artist), Crissa Jackson (Harlem Globetrotters player), Anjali Ranadivé (singer, songwriter), Gianmarco Tamberi (Olympic high jump champion).

The Walton Team: Jimmie Allen (singer, songwriter), Brittney Elena (host, actress, athlete and model), Machine Gun Kelly (singer, songwriter), Dearica Hamby (Las Vegas Aces forward), Noah Carlock (Fanatics All winner -In Challenge), Nyjah Huston (Olympian, Pro Skateboarder), Matt James (“The Bachelor”), Quavo (Rapper, Recording Artist), Ranveer Singh (Actor), Alex Toussaint (Peloton Instructor).

rising stars

Dated: Friday February 18 | Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
Television and live broadcast: DTT

Barry’s Team: Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons (rookie), Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite, Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers (rookie), Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers (sophomore), Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets (rookie), Jae’Sean Tate, Houston Rockets (sophomore), Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic (rookie)

The Isiah team: Precious Achiuwa, Toronto Raptors (second year), Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies (second year), Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons (second year), Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves (second year), Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings (second year), Jaden Hardy, G League Ignite, Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons (sophomore)

Payton Team: LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (second year), Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors (rookie), Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls (rookie), Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite, Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves (second year), Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings (rookie), Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors (rookie)

Worthy of the team: Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic (second year), MarJon Beauchamp, G League Ignite, Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder (rookie), Jalen Green, Houston Rockets (rookie), Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans (rookie), Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers (sophomore), Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic (rookie)

How it works: In a new format, 28 players – including 12 rookies, 12 sophomores and four members of the NBA G League Ignite development team; see list above – were drafted into four teams to appear in three games. According to the NBA, each game will be played with a final target score, ending with a field goal made or a free throw instead of time out. It will be a “Race to 75” to celebrate the league’s 75th anniversary season – Games 1 and 2 will be played until a team reaches 50 points; Game 3 will be played until a team reaches 25 points.

Skills Challenge

Dated: Saturday February 19 | Time: 8 p.m. ET (first event)
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
Television and live broadcast: DTT
Odds: Team turns -125 | Cavs Team +220 | Team Antetokounmpo +350 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Team rounds: Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors, Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons, Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder

Team cavities: Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers, Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers

Antetokounmpo team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, Alex Antetokounmpo, Raptors 905, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

How it works: Three teams – the Antetokounmpo brothers, the Cavaliers and the rookies – will face off in a new format that includes a four-round competition that tests shooting, passing and dribbling skills. According to the NBA, each of the three teams will participate in the first three rounds of the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. The two teams with the most “Challenge Points” after the first three rounds will advance to the final round. Challenge points are earned by winning each of the first three rounds.

The first round is the team shot, the second round is the team pass, the third round is the team relay, and the last round is the half court shots.

3 point contest

Dated: Saturday February 19 | Time: Second event after 8 p.m. ET departure
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
Television and live broadcast: DTT

Participants and odds (via Caesars Sportsbook):

How it works: The 3-point contest will feature the same format as in the past. According to the NBA, each competitor will have 70 seconds (1:10) to shoot as many balls as possible out of the 27, with a maximum possible score of 40 points in a single round. The three contestants with the highest scores in the first round will advance to the championship round. The player with the highest score in the Championship Round will win the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest.

Slam Dunk Contest

Dated: Saturday February 19 | Time: Third event after 8 p.m. ET departure
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
Television and live broadcast: DTT

Speakers:

How it works: The dunk contest will follow the same format as in the past. According to the NBA, all four competitors will get two dunks in the first round. The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks will advance to the final round. The two finalists will then get two dunks in the final round. The dunker with the highest combined score for their two dunks in the final round will win.

71st NBA All-Star Game

Dated: Sunday February 20 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
Television and live broadcast: DTT
Odds: Team Durant +180 | Team LeBron-220 | O/U 321.5 | Spread: LeBron -5.5/Durant +5.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

The LeBron Team: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, Darius Garland, Chris Paul, Jimmy Butler, Donovan Mitchell, Fred VanVleet, James Harden

During the team: Joel Embiid, Ja Morant, Jayson Tatum, Trae Young, Andrew Wiggins, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine, DeJounte Murray, Khris Middleton, LaMelo Ball, Rudy Gobert

How it works: Team LeBron and Team Durant will face off to determine the winner of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. For the third consecutive season, the NBA will use the “Elam Ending” for the annual exhibition, meaning the game will end a team will reach a target score, as opposed to when the clock rolls back to zero. The target score is usually determined by adding a fixed number to the leading team’s total after three quarters of action. Whichever team reaches that score first wins the game, no matter how long it takes.

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