NBA All-Star Game 2023 Location schedule rosters news more

NBA All-Star Game 2023 Location schedule rosters news more


Everything you need to know about the 2023 NBA All-Star Game

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The 2023 NBA All-Star Game concluded a weekend full of festivities asBoston Celticsstar and All-Star MVPJayson Tatumpoured in 55 points to lead Team Giannis over Team LeBron 184-175 on Sunday at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, who suffered a wrist injury last week, scored the first two points of the night before sitting out the rest of the game.LeBron Jamesplayed in just the first half after suffering a right hand contusion on a block attempt.

For Team Giannis,Donovan Mitchellscored 40 andDamian Lillardhad 26, including the winning shot. For Team LeBron,Jaylen Browntallied 35, whileJoel EmbiidandKyrie Irvingboth netted 32 points each.

NBA All-Star Saturday began with the skills challenge won by the hometown favorite Team Jazz. Lillard won the 3-point contest in his third appearance in the event, andMac McClunggave the ultimate grand finale in his dunk contest win.Grambling State defeated Southern 69-64 in overtime in the NBA HBCU Classic on Saturday.

On Friday night,Jose Alvaradowas named MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge for Team Pau, which beat Team Joakim in the title game of the mini-tournament. NFL starDK Metcalf led Team Wade to a 81-78 victoryover Team Ryan in the celebrity game.

Boston CelticsforwardJayson Tatum, who earned MVP honors with a historic performance, broke the All-Star Game record with 55 points to lead Team Giannis to a long-awaited victory. Tatum obviously earned an A. What about the rest of the players in Sundays showcase event?

Kevin Pelton: How did the starters and reserves do?

Team Jazz--Collin SextonJordan ClarksonandWalker Kessler-- won the All-Star Skills Challenge, beating out Team Antetokounmpo and Team Rookies in the process.Portland Trail BlazersstarDamian Lillardwon his first3-point contest, butPhiladelphia 76erstwo-way playerMac McClungstole the show with jaw-dropping dunks to win theslam dunk contest.

Kevin Pelton: Grading every event on All-Star Saturday

Nick Elam spent years perfecting the Elam Ending, in which two teams would instead play to a final target score instead of playing until the clock hit zeros in the fourth quarter. The NBA All-Star Game lacked competitiveness and was in dire need of a facelift, so the league called Elam to fix the problem. The result was one of the most entertaining All-Star games in recent history.Read more here.

New Orleans guard Jose Alvarados drifting 3-pointer clinched a 25-20 win for Team Pau (Gasol) over Team Joakim (Noah) in the title game of the Rising Stars event Friday at All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City. The win capped a memorable day for Gasol, who was named a Basketball Hall of Fame finalist earlier Friday.Read more here.

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Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero is the heavy favorite to win Rookie of the Year (-950), according to Caesars Sportsbook.

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NBA All-Star Weekend is underway, which means its time for our second look at the ESPN Rookie Power Rankings. For each player in our top 10, we will provide a player comparison of a former or current NBA All-Star whom each rookie projects to be like if he can reach his full potential. We rate the top first-year players based on their success to this point, as opposed to future potential.Read more here.

Who are the players and teams to bet on at the 2023 during NBA All-Star weekend? Which events should you stay away from? And which longshots could be worth a look? Here are ESPNs betting experts Doug Kezirian, Andr Snellings and Eric Moody to offer up who they are looking at this weekend.Read more here.

The All-Star starters have been revealed, andMilwaukee BucksstarGiannis AntetokounmpoandLos Angeles LakersforwardLeBron Jameswill be team captains.

Brooklyn NetsstarKevin Durantwill not play in the All-Star Game as he continues to recover from a sprained MCL,according to ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowski. Durants replacement has not yet been named.New Orleans PelicansstarZion Williamsonalso will not play as he is rehabs a hamstring injury,according to ESPNs Andrew Lopez.

Boston Celtics interim head coachJoe Mazzulla and his staffwill coach Team Giannis. Denver Nuggets coachMichael Malone and his staffwill coach Team LeBron.

Fans account for 50% of the votes, while NBA players and a media panel account for 25% each.

Coach:Joe Mazzulla and staff,Boston Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo, C,Milwaukee Bucks

Donovan Mitchell, G,Cleveland Cavaliers

Coach:Michael Malone and staff,Denver Nuggets

Stephen Curry, G, Golden State Warriors

Zion Williamson, F,New Orleans Pelicans

Three voting groups determined the starters:

Below are the overall scores for the top finishers at each

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G,Oklahoma City Thunder

Damian Lillard, G,Portland Trail Blazers

Jaren Jackson Jr., F,Memphis Grizzlies

Domantas Sabonis, F,Sacramento Kings

Anthony Edwards, G,Minnesota Timberwolves

Embiid, Markkanen and Morant will be starters due to the injuries to Durant, Curry and Williamson

James and Antetokounmpo will select their teams in a draft held immediately before the All-Star Game. The captains will pick their reserves first before picking starters.

James has been a captain in each of the five seasons the NBA has used this format. He has drafted against Curry, Antetokounmpo (twice) and Durant (twice). Team LeBron has won the past five All-Star Games.

Team LeBron will play for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and Team Giannis will play for Raise the Future. In total, the game will raise more than $750,000 for the Utah community.

The participants have been named for the All-Star Saturdays events (8 p.m. ET, TNT) in Salt Lake City, including the skills competition, the 3-point contest and the dunk contest. Itll be a particularly busy weekend for 11 players who are now slotted to be in multiple events during the three days of action in Utah.Read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo,Milwaukee Bucks

Thanasis Antetokounmpo,Milwaukee Bucks

The Kia Skills Challenge participants and teams ⬇️

Judges: Jamal Crawford, Lisa Leslie,Karl MaloneHarold MinerandDominique Wilkins.

Trey Murphy III,New Orleans Pelicans

Damian Lillard,Portland Trail Blazers

Anfernee Simons,Portland Trail Blazers

Things heated up quickly when the All-Star starters were announced on Jan. 26 and there were several new names on the coveted list. Our NBA insiders break down the biggest snubs, surprises and selections on the roster.More from our insiders

A week later, things got interesting in the NBA world when the All-Star reserves were revealed, but some of the biggest names in basketball being left out of the game entirely.More from our insiders

When the All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday night, there were bound to be some deserving players left off of the list. After all, there are only 14 spots. ESPNs Marc Spears breaks down the top players who shouldve made the roster.Read more

Fridays Rising Stars Challenge (9 p.m. ET, TNT) will feature a mini-tournament with four teams and three games. There are 21 NBA players to be drafted onto three teams and seven G League players will comprise the fourth team. Honorary coaches are Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Jason Terry and Deron Williams. Each game will be played to a Final Target Score: two semifinal matchups to 40, and a championship game to 25.Read more

Jose Alvarado, G,New Orleans Pelicans

Bennedict Mathurin, G,Indiana Pacers

Josh Giddey, G,Oklahoma City Thunder

Jalen Williams, F,Oklahoma City Thunder

* Replaces injured forwardJalen Duren

Trey Murphy III,G,New Orleans Pelicans

Kenneth Lofton Jr.,F, Memphis Hustle

Scotty Pippen Jr.,G, South Bay Lakers

Janelle Monae, Calvin Johnson, Kane Brown and Simu Liu are just a few of the participants who will be playing in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, set for Friday at 7 p.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN and will be available to stream on the ESPN App.

New this year, each team captain will have the ability to activate Ruffles Crunch Time, which starts a two-minute period in which point values are doubled. Additionally, the Celebrity Games Unlock a Legend feature will return in 2023, giving a team the ability to add an NBA player to its roster midgame.

Check out thefull rosters for this years celebrity event:

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