NBA All-Star Game 2022: How to Watch Online, TV Channel, Live Stream, Time, Odds, Lineups, Prediction, Selection
The 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend ends Sunday night with the 71st All-Star Game. This year’s All-Star festivities, which kicked off Friday with the Celebrity Game and the Rising Stars Challenge, are taking place in Cleveland for the first time in 25 years. Obi Toppin and Karl-Anthony Towns were the big winners at NBA All-Star Saturday Night, taking the Slam Dunk and 3-point Contest titles respectively. Now, the league’s best players will face off on Sunday as the NBA celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The playground-style captain’s choice format is back, and this year’s game once again features Team LeBron versus Team Durant. LeBron James and Kevin Durant earned the honor by being the players in their respective conferences with the most fan votes.
This is the fifth straight year that LeBron has been captain and the second straight year that it’s Team LeBron vs. Team Durant. After Team LeBron secured a comfortable 170-150 victory last year in Atlanta, Team Durant will be out for revenge — even if the rosters aren’t the same.
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Before the big night, here’s everything you need to know:
NBA All-Star Game 2022
- Dated: Sunday February 20 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
- Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse — Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: DTT | Direct: DTT app
- Odds: Team LeBron – 5.5 | More less : 321.5
Featured game | Team LeBron All Stars vs. Team Durant All Stars
- Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets (injured, not playing)
- Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors (injured, not playing)
- Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
- Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
- Zach LaVineChicago Bulls
- Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
- Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
- LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (injury replacement for Kevin Durant)
- DeJounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs (injury replacement for Draymond Green)
A few years ago the league decided to move away from the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference game and teams are now decided by a playground style draft between two captains (the player from each conference with the most votes fans). This year it was LeBron James and Kevin Durant, and although the latter didn’t play due to a knee injury, he still picked his team.
Additionally, the format of the actual game has changed. The first three quarters will always last 12 minutes and the team that wins each quarter will receive a cash prize to be donated to charity. The fourth quarter, however, will be untimed and will use the Elam Ending.
Instead of playing until the final buzzer, teams will play to a target score, which is determined by taking the leading team’s point total after three quarters and adding 24 points. For example, if the LeBron team is up 100-90 before the fourth quarter, the winning score will be 124 points and the first team to get there will win, no matter how long it takes.
It’s the All-Star Game, so both rosters are great, but you gotta go with Team LeBron here. LeBron is arguably the greatest player of all time, Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo are top MVP candidates and DeMar DeRozan entered the break on a historic scoring streak that even Wilt Chamberlain couldn’t match. They’re so stacked that Luka Doncic isn’t even in the starting lineup. Take: Team LeBron