NBA All-Star Game 2023: Location, schedule, rosters, news, more

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The 2023 NBA All-Star Game concluded a weekend full of festivities as Boston Celtics star and All-Star MVP Jayson Tatum poured 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 James played in just the first half after suffering a right hand contusion on a block attempt.

For Team Giannis, Donovan Mitchell scored 40 and Damian Lillard had 26, including the winning shot. For Team LeBron, Jaylen Brown tallied 35, while Joel Embiid and Kyrie Irving both 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, and Mac McClung gave 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 Alvarado was named MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge for Team Pau, which beat Team Joakim in the title game of the mini-tournament. NFL star DK Metcalf led Team Wade to a 81-78 victory over Team Ryan in the celebrity game.

Grading every player on Team LeBron and Team Giannis

Boston Celtics forward Jayson 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 Sunday's showcase event?

Kevin Pelton: How did the starters and reserves do?

NBA All-Star draft results







ESPN's NBA All-Star Game mock draft

All-Star Saturday Night: Lillard, McClung, Team Jazz win

Team Jazz -- Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson and Walker Kessler -- won the All-Star Skills Challenge, beating out Team Antetokounmpo and Team Rookies in the process. Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard won his first 3-point contest, but Philadelphia 76ers two-way player Mac McClung stole the show with jaw-dropping dunks to win the slam dunk contest.

Kevin Pelton: Grading every event on All-Star Saturday

The Elam Ending has revived the All-Star Game

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.

Alvarado wins Rising Stars MVP

New Orleans guard Jose Alvarado's 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.

Kevin Pelton: Grading Paolo Banchero, Jose Alvarado and every player in the Rising Stars

Best-case All-Star comps for 2022-23 freshman class

NBA All-Star Weekend is underway, which means it's 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.

NBA All-Star Weekend picks and best bets

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 ESPN's betting experts Doug Kezirian, André Snellings and Eric Moody to offer up who they are looking at this weekend. Read more here.

2023 NBA All-Star rosters

The All-Star starters have been revealed, and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will be team captains.

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will not play in the All-Star Game as he continues to recover from a sprained MCL, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Durant's replacement has not yet been named. New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson also will not play as he is rehabs a hamstring injury, according to ESPN's Andrew Lopez.

Boston Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla and his staff will coach Team Giannis. Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone and his staff will coach Team LeBron.

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


Eastern Conference

Coach: Joe Mazzulla and staff, Boston Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo, C, Milwaukee Bucks

Kyrie Irving, G, Brooklyn Nets

Donovan Mitchell, G, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Durant, F, Brooklyn Nets
*Out due to injury

Jayson Tatum, F, Boston Celtics

Western Conference

Coach: Michael Malone and staff, Denver Nuggets

LeBron James, F, Los Angeles Lakers

Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets

Stephen Curry, G, Golden State Warriors
*Out due to injury

Luka Doncic, G, Dallas Mavericks

Zion Williamson, F, New Orleans Pelicans
*Out due to injury


Eastern Conference

Jaylen Brown, G, Boston Celtics

Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers

Demar DeRozan, G, Chicago Bulls

Julius Randle, F, New York Knicks

Jrue Holiday, G, Milwaukee Bucks

Tyrese Haliburton, G, Indiana Pacers

Bam Adebayo, F, Miami Heat

Pascal Siakam, F, Toronto Raptors
*Injury replacement

Western Conference

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, G, Oklahoma City Thunder

Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers

Paul George, G, Los Angeles Clippers

Lauri Markkanen, F, Utah Jazz

Ja Morant, G, Memphis Grizzlies

Jaren Jackson Jr., F, Memphis Grizzlies

Domantas Sabonis, F, Sacramento Kings

Anthony Edwards, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
*Injury replacement

De'Aaron Fox, G, Sacramento Kings
*Injury replacement

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.

All-Star Saturday night participants revealed

The participants have been named for the All-Star Saturday's events (8 p.m. ET, TNT) in Salt Lake City, including the skills competition, the 3-point contest and the dunk contest. It'll 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



Alex Antetokounmpo, Wisconsin Herd

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Utah Jazz

Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz

Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz

Collin Sexton, Utah Jazz


Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic

Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons

Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets


Judges: Jamal Crawford, Lisa Leslie, Karl Malone, Harold Miner and Dominique Wilkins.

Kenyon Martin Jr., Houston Rockets

Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans

Mac McClung, Philadelphia 76ers

Jericho Sims, New York Knicks


Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers

Tyler Herro, Miami Heat

Buddy Hield, Indiana Pacers

Kevin Huerter, Sacramento Kings

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz

Anfernee Simons, Portland Trail Blazers

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

ESPN's experts weigh in on starters and reserves

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

The 2023 NBA All-Snub Team

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. ESPN's Marc Spears breaks down the top players who should've made the roster. Read more

2023 Rising Stars Challenge Roster

Friday's 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

Paolo Banchero, F, Orlando Magic

Jaden Ivey, G, Detroit Pistons

Bennedict Mathurin, G, Indiana Pacers

Keegan Murray, F, Sacramento Kings

Andrew Nembhard, G, Indiana Pacers

Scottie Barnes, F, Toronto Raptors


Josh Giddey, G, Oklahoma City Thunder

Jalen Williams, F, Oklahoma City Thunder

* Tari Eason, F, Houston Rockets

Quentin Grimes, G, New York Knicks

Evan Mobley, F, Cleveland Cavaliers

Jeremy Sochan, F, San Antonio Spurs

Jabari Smith Jr., F, Houston Rockets

* Replaces injured forward Jalen Duren


Walker Kessler, C, Utah Jazz

Alperen Sengun, C, Houston Rockets

Trey Murphy III, G, New Orleans Pelicans

AJ Griffin, F, Atlanta Hawks

* Ayo Dosunmu, G, Chicago Bulls

Bones Hyland, G, LA Clippers

Franz Wagner, F, Orlando Magic

* Replaces injured guard Jalen Green


Scoot Henderson, G, Ignite

Sidy Cissoko, G, Ignite

Mojave King, F, Ignite

Kenneth Lofton Jr., F, Memphis Hustle

Leonard Miller, F, Ignite

Mac McClung, G, Delaware Blue Coats

Scotty Pippen Jr., G, South Bay Lakers

Celebrity game: It's Team Wade vs. Team Ryan

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 Game's "Unlock a Legend" feature will return in 2023, giving a team the ability to add an NBA player to its roster midgame.

Check out the full rosters for this year's celebrity event:

These players stand to make some extra dough

There are seven players who are eligible to receive a bonus if they are selected as a reserve to the All-Star Game, five of whom have a legitimate chance of being selected to one of the final spots (sorry, Buddy Hield and Collin Sexton). The reserves will be announced on Thursday. Read more from Bobby Marks in The Hoop Collective

2023 NBA All-Star schedule


  • NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN and the ESPN App)

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge, 9 p.m. ET (TNT)


  • NBA HBCU Classic: Grambling State vs. Southern, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN2 and the ESPN App)

  • NBA All-Star Saturday (skills challenge, 3-point contest, dunk contest), 8 p.m. ET (TNT)


  • 72nd NBA All-Star Game, 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

2023 All-Star news and analysis

Jayson Tatum scores All-Star record 55 points, wins MVP

NBA 2023 All-Star Game mock draft: Who will be the top picks for Team LeBron and Team Giannis?

Hometown Team Utah wins All-Star Skills Challenge

• Thank the Elam Ending for the thrilling fourth-quarter finish in Salt Lake City

Grading Paolo Banchero, Jose Alvarado and every player in the Rising Stars

NBA alters All-Star Game draft; starters to be picked last

NBA All-Star Weekend picks and best bets

NBA Rookie Power Rankings: Best-case All-Star comps for 2022-23 freshman class

Giannis, Damian Lillard among All-Star Saturday participants

NBA 5-on-5: Our experts break down 2023 All-Star reserves

The 2023 NBA All-Snub team

Joel Embiid, Ja Morant headline 2023 NBA All-Star reserves

Nuggets' Michael Malone to coach Team LeBron in All-Star Game

Magic's Paolo Banchero headlines squad for NBA's Rising Stars

Celtics' Joe Mazzulla to coach Team Giannis in All-Star Game

These players stand to make extra dough with All-Star selections

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo voted as All-Star captains

NBA All-Star captains picking rosters live on night of game

Giannis, KD 1-2 in the East, LeBron tops in NBA All-Star voting

NBA All-Star history