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

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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 at the "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 Simmons 76ers
7. Nikola Jokic Nuggets
8. Jayson Tatum Celtics
9. Chris Paul Thunder
10. Russell Westbrook Rockets
11. Domantas Sabonis Pacers
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 Middleton Bucks
6. Bam Adebayo Heat
7. Rudy Gobert Jazz
8. Jimmy Butler Heat
9. Kyle Lowry Raptors
10. Brandon Ingram Pelicans
11. Donovan Mitchell Jazz

* All-Star starters

2020 NBA All-Star Draft complete order

Pick Player Team
1. Anthony Davis Lakers
2. Joel Embiid 76ers
3. Kawhi Leonard Clippers
4. Pascal Siakam Raptors
5. Luka Doncic Mavericks
6. Kemba Walker Celtics
7. James Harden Rockets
8. Trae Young Hawks
9. Khris Middleton Bucks
10. Damian Lillard** Trail Blazers
11. Bam Adebayo Heat
12. Ben Simmons 76ers
13. Rudy Gobert Jazz
14. Nikola Jokic Nuggets
15. Jimmy Butler Heat
16. Jayson Tatum Celtics
17. Kyle Lowry Raptors
18. Chris Paul Thunder
19. Brandon Ingram Pelicans
20. Russell Westbrook Rockets
21. Donovan Mitchell Jazz
22. Domantas Sabonis Pacers
Devin Booker** Suns

** Booker named injury replacement for Lillard

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