A Guide To NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland 2022

A Guide To NBA All-Star Weekend

NBA All-Star weekend in Cleveland is officially here. The 2022 All-Star weekend, as always, is filled with events starting on Friday and going through Sunday night when the main All-Star game is. We know it is a lot to keep up with, so we got you covered so you will know whats happening, what time, and where to watch this coming weekend:

Chlorox Rising Stars Game

When: Friday, Feb. 18 | Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio | Time: 9 pm ET (6pm PST) | TV: TNT

How it works: In a new format, 28 players – comprising 12 rookies, 12 sophomores and four members of the NBA G League Ignite developmental squad; see roster above – were drafted onto four teams to compete in three games. Per the NBA, each game will be played to a Final Target Score, ending with a made basket or free throw instead of with the clock running out. It will be a “Race to 75” to celebrate the league’s 75th anniversary season — Games 1 and 2 will be played until a team reaches 50 points; Game 3 will be played until a team reaches 25 points.

Team Barry

  • Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
  • Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite
  • Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets
  • Jae’Sean Tate, Houston Rockets
  • Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic

Team Isiah

  • Precious Achiuwa, Toronto Raptors
  • Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
  • Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons
  • Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings
  • Jaden Hardy, G League Ignite
  • Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons

Team Payton

  • LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
  • Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
  • Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls
  • Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers (Injured, will not play)
  • Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite
  • Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors (Injury replacement for Duarte)
  • Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings

Team Worthy

  • Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
  • MarJon Beauchamp, G League Ignite
  • Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
  • Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic

Taco Bell Skills Challenge

When: Saturday, Feb. 19 | Time: 8 pm ET (5PM PST) | TV: TNT

How it works: Three teams — the Antetokounmpo brothers, the Cavaliers and rookies — will compete in a new format that features a four-round competition that tests shooting, passing and dribbling ability. Per the NBA, each of the three teams will compete in the first three rounds of the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. The two teams with the most “Challenge Points” after the first three rounds will advance to the Final Round.  Challenge Points are earned by winning each of the first three rounds. Round one is team shooting, round two is team passing, round three is team relay and the final round is half-court shots.

Team Antetokounmpo

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Alex Antetokounmpo, Raptors 905
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Team Cavs

  • Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers

Team Rooks

  • Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
  • Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
  • Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder

MTN DEW 3-Point Contest

When: Saturday, Feb. 19 | Time: 8 p.m. ET (2nd event) | TV: TNT

How it works: The 3-point contest will feature the same format as it has in the past. Per the NBA, each competitor will have 70 seconds (1:10) to shoot as many of the 27 balls as he can, with a maximum possible score of 40 points in a single round.  The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round will advance to the championship round.  The player with the highest score in the championship round will win the MTN DEW 3-Point Contest.


• 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, L.A. Clippers
• Patty Mills, Brooklyn Nets

AT&T Slam Dunk

When: Saturday, Feb. 19 | Time: 8 p.m. ET (3rd event) | TV: TNT

How it works: The dunk contest will follow the same format as it has in the past. Per the NBA, all four competitors will get two dunks in the first round. The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks will advance to the final round. The two finalists will then get two dunks in the final round. The dunker with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round will win.


• Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
• Juan Toscano-Anderson, Golden State Warriors
• Obi Toppin, New York Knicks
• Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

71st NBA All-Star Game

When: Sunday, Feb. 20 | Time: 8 pm ET (5PM PST) | TV: TNT

How it works: Team LeBron and Team Durant will go head-to-head to determine the winner of the 2022 NBA All-Star game. For the third straight season, the NBA will utilize the ‘Elam Ending’ for the annual exhibition, which means that the game will end when a team hits a target score, as opposed to when the clock ticks down to zero. The target score is typically determined by adding a fixed number to the leading team’s total after three quarters of action. Whichever team hits that score first wins the game, regardless of how long it takes.

Team LeBron

  • LeBron James
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Stephen Curry
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Nikola Jokic
  • Luka Doncic
  • Darius Garland
  • Chris Paul
  • Jimmy Butler
  • Donovan Mitchell
  • Fred VanVleet
  • James Harden

Team Durant

  • Joel Embiid
  • Ja Morant
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Trae Young
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Devin Booker
  • Karl-Anthony Towns
  • Zach LaVine
  • DeJounte Murray
  • Khris Middleton
  • LaMelo Ball
  • Rudy Gobert

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