NBA All-Star schedule: today's games and contests, times, TV, online - how to watch, Saturday 19 February
As we build up to Sunday's All-Star Game between Team Durant and Team LeBron, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, hosts All-Star Saturday Night.
Having kicked off on Friday night with the Celebrity Game and Rising Stars Tournament, NBA’s 2022 All-Star Weekend continues today with All-Star Saturday Night, as we build up to Sunday’s main event, the 71st annual All-Star Game.
What's on the menu on All-Star Saturday Night?
Ahead of Sunday’s clash between Team LeBron and Team Durant, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, hosts a trio of events that have become a staple of All-Star Weekend: the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.
2021 NBA All-Star Game MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is the stand-out participant in a Skills Challenge that this year comes with a revamped format. Check out how the event has changed.
The Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet and the Brooklyn Nets' Patty Mills appear to be the favourites to win the 3-Point Contest, while the Houston Rockets' Jalen Green is being tipped to come out on top in the Slam Dunk Contest.
Earlier on Saturday, there’s also the first ever NBA x HBCU Classic, as Morgan State take on Howard University in a showcase game as part of the league’s efforts to support historically Black colleges and universities in the United States.
“The NBA HBCU Classic during the celebration of Black History Month highlights the important mission of historically Black colleges and universities and the critical role they play in our country,” Morgan State’s interim athletic director, Erlease Wagner, said.
All-Star Weekend: full schedule for Saturday 19 February
2pm ET: NBA x HBCU Classic (NBA TV / TNT / ESPN2)
8pm ET: All-Star Saturday Night (TNT)
First event: Skills Challenge
Second event: 3-Point Contest
Third event: Slam Dunk Contest
Skills Challenge participants
Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers
Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Alex Antetokounmpo, Raptors 905
Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
3-Point Contest participants
CJ McCollum, New Orleans Pelicans
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls
Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors
Luke Kennard, LA Clippers
Patty Mills, Brooklyn Nets
Slam Dunk Contest participants
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
Juan Toscano-Anderson, Golden State Warriors
Obi Toppin, New York Knicks
Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
All-Star Saturday Night: live with AS USA
You’ll be able to follow the action on All-Star Saturday Night with AS USA’s live-text coverage.
Follow the 2022 All-Star Game with AS USA
The 2022 All-Star Game, which in the US will be broadcast on TNT and TBS, tips off at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday 20 February at 8pm ET/5pm PT. AS USA will have live-text coverage of the matchup.