NBA All-Star Saturday: How to watch Skills Challenge, 3-Point and Slam Dunk Contest

NBA All-Star Weekend officially tipped off on Friday as 28 of the top up-and-coming players hit the court for the Rising Stars game in Salt Lake City, Utah.

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado was named MVP of the event to lead Team Pau to the championship trophy. He scored 13 points in the semifinal and followed it up with some clutching shooting in the final over Team Joakim.

The festivities now turn to Saturday with a jam-packed schedule on deck.

The evening will once again begin with the Skills Challenge, a three-round competition consisting of three teams of three players. The 3-Point Contest will follow with the Slam Dunk Contest wrapping up the festivities at Vivint Arena.

How to Watch

Here is when you should tune in to watch:

  • Date: Feb. 18

  • Time: 8 p.m. EST

  • TV Channel: TNT

Skills Challenge

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The first round of the Skills Challenge will consist of a team relay with five stations to complete on the court. The next round will be a team passing exercise with various targets on the court worth two, four and six points. The final round will be shooting drills from five different spots.

The team with the most points after three rounds will be the champion.

The three teams set to compete in the Skills Challenge

  • Antetokounmpos: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) and Alex Antetokounmpo (Wisconsin Herd, G League).

  • Jazz: Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler and Collin Sexton.

  • Rooks: Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons) and Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston Rockets).

3-Point Contest

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The 3-point contest will feature eight players in the two-round competition:

  • 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

  • Julius Randle, New York Knicks+

  • Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

+Randle was named as an injury replacement for Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, who suffered an ankle injury this week.

Slam Dunk Contest

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The Slam Dunk Contest will have four contestants this year:

  • KJ Martin, Houston Rockets

  • Mac McClung, Philadelphia 76ers

  • Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans

  • Jericho Sims, New York Knicks

Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire