How to watch the Taco Bell Skills Challenge on NBA All-Star Weekend
It's NBA All-Star Weekend and that includes the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, which has an all-new format this year. We've got all you need to know about where to watch!
NBA All-Star Weekend has arrived and with it the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, which this year will be played in a new format. The question is, which of the three registered teams will come out on top?
The Taco Bell Skills Challenge and how it works
Running alongside the now famous Slam Dunk Contest and 3-Point Contest, the new Skills Challenge will see a four-round competition that tests shooting, passing and dribbling ability. According to the NBA, each of the three teams will compete in an initial three rounds, after which the two teams with the most "Challenge Points" will advance to the final round. Challenge points are accumulated by winning an individual round. The first round is team shooting, the second is team passing and the third will consist of a team relay. As for the final round? It's going to be half court shots.
Who are the teams for the Taco Bell Skills Challenge?
As mentioned before, there will be three teams competing in the Skills Challenge. First up we have the Rookies, with Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors, Cade Cunningham from the Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder's Josh Giddey. Next in line are the Cavs, who, just as their name indicates, are all from Cleveland's roster, which is to say Jarret Allen, Darius Garland and Evan Mobley. Last but not least we have a family affair, with the brothers Antetokounmpo. That's right! It will be league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks playing alongside his brothers Alex Antetokounmpo of the Raptors and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who also plays for the Bucks.
How to watch the Taco Bell Skills Challenge
With a start time of 8:00 p.m. ET, the Taco Bell Skills Challenge is coming to you live from Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday 19 February. If you'd like to get a good look at this revamped and exciting NBA All-Star Weekend event, then there is only one place on TV and that's TNT. If, however, you're a cord cutter and would prefer to stream the event then you can find it on Sling TV or Fubo TV, which offers a free trial.
Also be sure to check in with us here on AS USA as we will be bringing you live text coverage of all the action!