The 70th annual NBA All-Star Game will air Sunday on TNT and ESPN Radio, live from State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Though typical All-Star programming will run a bit differently this year, there won’t be any shortage of on-court star power. Here’s what to expect when players take the court this weekend.
This year, though, the court will see all the All-Star action on a single night — including the game itself, a skills challenge, the three-point contest and slam dunk halftime competition.
It’s not all unfamiliar, though. Like previous years, the teams will play an untimed fourth quarter to a Final Target Score — meaning the game ends with a basket or a free throw.
Still in line with tradition, the two teams will compete to raise money for their chosen beneficiaries. This year, the teams are playing for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the United Negro College Fund, which both provide scholarship funding to students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
On Team LeBron are Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks, Stephen Curry of the Warriors, Luka Dončić of the Mavericks and Nikola Jokić of the Nuggets as starters.
Team Durant’s starters are Bradley Beal of the Wizards, Joel Embiid of the 76ers, Kyrie Irving of the Nets, Kawhi Leonard of the Clippers and Jayson Tatum of the Celtics.
Each captain’s team consists of 11 players.
How can I watch?
Those with a cable TV subscription can watch the game on TNT on Sunday, March 7. The game will also air on ESPN Radio.
Online cable alternatives offer viewing options for subscribers who want to watch on their laptops or phones.
The skills challenge and three-point contest will air at 6:30 p.m. ET, with the All-Star game beginning at 8 p.m. The slam dunk competition will take place during halftime.
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