NBA All-Star Game Viewing Guide
Here’s a quick-hit guide to get you ready for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, which takes place this weekend from Toronto.
When does the NBA All-Star Game Weekend kick off?
The weekend officially starts on Friday, February 12. There are no regular season games scheduled that day as the all-stars head to Toronto. There’s a Rising Stars practice at 9:30AM ET that will be shown on NBA TV, followed by NBA All-Star Media Day coverage at 11:30AM, which is also on NBA TV. There is a Hall of Fame Announcement at 1:30PM ET on that same day (NBA TV & NBA.com), followed by The Starters at 6:00PM ET (NBA TV), the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7:00PM ET (ESPN), and the Rising Stars Challenge at 9:00PM ET (TNT). NBA.com will also air the Rising Stars Challenge news conferences at 11:00PM ET.
When is the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and Slam-Dunk Contest?
All three events will be held on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00PM ET. All three events will also be held on TNT, followed by All-Star Saturday Night news conferences on NBA.com around 10:30PM ET.
When is the actual NBA All-Star Game played this year?
The 2016 NBA All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, February 14 at 8:30PM ET on TNT. TNT will also air a NBA Tip-Off show starting at 7:00PM ET.
Which side has typically won the NBA All-Star Game?
The West beat the East in 2015 and has won four of the last five NBA All-Star Games dating back to 2011. The East halted a three-game losing streak by beating the West in 2014, but otherwise has struggled in the game since 2000 (the West is 10-6 over that span).
The odds for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game have yet to be posted but oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI should have them in the next 48 hours.