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SALT LAKE CITY — The 2023 NBA All-Star Game wraps up a weekend of activities in Salt Lake City. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will serve as captains for the game, which kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Vivint Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. The All-Star Game draft will take place on the field before the game, with captains selecting first from the reserves pool and then from the starters pool. The draft begins at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday (TNT/TBS).

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How to watch the 2023 NBA All-Star Game

When: Draft at 7:30 p.m. ET with game to follow at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday

Or: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City


Diffusers: Main telecast on TNT with Brian Anderson, Candace Parker, Reggie Miller and Dennis Scott; Inside the All-Star Game telecast on TBS with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson and Draymond Green

Western Conference starters

  • LeBron James, F, Los Angeles Lakers (captain)

  • Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets

  • Luke Doncic, F/G, Dallas Mavericks

  • Ja Morant, G, Memphis Grizzlies

  • Lauri Markkanen, F/C, Utah Jazz

Western Conference Reserves

  • Domantas Sabonis, C, Sacramento Kings

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G, Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Paul George, F, Los Angeles Clippers

  • Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers

  • Jackson Jr., F, Memphis Grizzlies years

  • Anthony Edwards, G, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • De’Aaron Fox, G, Sacramento Kings


Remarks: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (leg) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (hamstring) were originally selected as starters but will not play due to injuries. Morant and Markkanen replaced them. Edwards and Fox were named injury replacements as reserves.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will captain the NBA All-Star Game after a record 19th selection at the annual event.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will captain the NBA All-Star Game after a record 19th selection at the annual event. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Eastern Conference starters

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Milwaukee Bucks (captain)

  • Jayson Tatum, G/F, Boston Celtics

  • Kyrie Irving, G, Dallas Mavericks

  • Donovan Mitchell, G, Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Joel Embiid, FC, Philadelphia 76ers

Eastern Conference Reserves

  • DeMar DeRozan, F, Chicago Bulls

  • Jaylen Brown, G, Boston Celtics

  • Bam Adebayo, C, Miami Heat

  • Jrue Holiday, G, Milwaukee Bucks

  • Julius Randle, F, New York Knicks

  • Tyrese Haliburton, G, Indiana Pacers

  • Pascal Siakam, F, Toronto Raptors


Remarks: Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant was selected as an Eastern Conference starter by the Brooklyn Nets before the trade deadline. Durant won’t play due to an MCL sprain. Embiid replaced Durant as a starter and Siakam was named as an injury replacement as a reserve. Irving was named an Eastern Conference starter while still a member of the Nets.

Brown is suffering from a facial fracture and has missed four straight games heading into the All-Star break. If he is unable to play in the All-Star Game, an additional injury substitute will be named.

How the NBA All-Star Game Works

In each of the first three quarters, teams start with 0 points in a 12-minute quarter. The team that scores the most points during the quarter will win $100,000 for organizing that team – Team LeBron competes for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and Team Giannis competes for Raise The Future. If the teams are tied at the end of the quarter, the two charities will split the quarter’s donation. The two organizations will also receive a $150,000 donation regardless of the outcome.

In the fourth quarter, the teams will play an untimed period until a final target score, which is the total score of the leading team after three quarters plus 24 points. The fourth quarter therefore begins with the total score of each team after three quarters. The winning All-Star Game team wins $150,000 for their organization.

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