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What channel is the NBA All-Star Game on today? Time, rosters & more for Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis

Sporting News — (Jordan Greer)

Need a little break from the NBA regular season? Don't worry. The 2020 All-Star Game is here for your entertainment.

All-Star captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo know their teammates after making picks as part of last week's "NBA All-Star Draft Show." Last year, Team LeBron defeated Team Giannis at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., so Antetokounmpo will be looking for revenge when the All-Star squads meet at the United Center in Chicago.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, including the start time, TV channel and an explanation of the new format.

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What channel is the NBA All-Star Game on today?

  • TV channel: TNT (U.S.), TSN (Canada)
  • Live stream: Watch TNT

The 2020 All-Star Game will be broadcast live on TNT with coverage beginning at 6 p.m. ET. You can also stream the game via the Watch TNT app. The game will broadcast live on TSN in Canada beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

What time does the NBA All-Star Game start?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 16
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

The 2020 NBA All-Star Game will start at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 16. 

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NBA All-Star Game format changes, explained

Unlike previous versions of the All-Star Game, every quarter will matter in this year's contest.

Team Giannis and Team LeBron will compete to win each of the first three quarters of the game. Those quarters will be the standard 12 minutes but start with a 0-0 score. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the game clock will be turned off and a final target score will be set based on the leading team's cumulative score through the first three quarters. That target score will be the leading team's total score plus 24 points as a way to honor the late Kobe Bryant.

Once the target score is finalized, Team Giannis and Team LeBron will play the untimed fourth quarter, and the first team to reach the target score will win the game.

An example: If the cumulative score through three quarters is 100-95 in favor of Team LeBron, the target score would be 124. Team LeBron would only need to score 24 points in order to win, while Team Giannis would need to score 29 points. The results of the previous three quarters are simply based on the individual scores of those quarters.

The winner of each of the first three quarters will receive $100,000 (a total of $300,000) for a Chicago-based community organization. The overall winning team will earn $200,000.

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NBA All-Star rosters 2020

Team LeBron

Pick Player Team
1.Anthony Davis*Lakers
2.Kawhi Leonard*Clippers
3.Luka Doncic*Mavericks
4.James Harden*Rockets
5.Damian Lillard**Trail Blazers
6.Ben Simmons76ers
7.Nikola JokicNuggets
8.Jayson TatumCeltics
9.Chris PaulThunder
10.Russell WestbrookRockets
11.Domantas SabonisPacers
Devin Booker**Suns

* All-Star starters
** Booker named injury replacement for Lillard

Team Giannis 

Pick Player Team
1.Joel Embiid*76ers
2.Pascal Siakam*Raptors
3.Kemba Walker*Celtics
4.Trae Young*Hawks
5.Khris MiddletonBucks
6.Bam AdebayoHeat
7.Rudy GobertJazz
8.Jimmy ButlerHeat
9.Kyle LowryRaptors
10.Brandon IngramPelicans
11.Donovan MitchellJazz

* All-Star starters

2020 NBA All-Star Draft complete order

PickPlayerTeam
1.Anthony DavisLakers
2.Joel Embiid76ers
3.Kawhi LeonardClippers
4.Pascal SiakamRaptors
5.Luka DoncicMavericks
6.Kemba WalkerCeltics
7.James HardenRockets
8.Trae YoungHawks
9.Khris MiddletonBucks
10.Damian Lillard**Trail Blazers
11.Bam AdebayoHeat
12.Ben Simmons76ers
13.Rudy GobertJazz
14.Nikola JokicNuggets
15.Jimmy ButlerHeat
16.Jayson TatumCeltics
17.Kyle LowryRaptors
18.Chris PaulThunder
19.Brandon IngramPelicans
20.Russell WestbrookRockets
21.Donovan MitchellJazz
22.Domantas SabonisPacers
Devin Booker**Suns

** Booker named injury replacement for Lillard