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NBA All-Star: Know the schedule, players present and how to watch the All-Star event



The All-Star Weekend will be full of exciting activities for all viewers, starting with the Celebrity Game on Friday night. It will feature some big names like Common, Quavo, and Bad Bunny, among others. Saturday night will have both the Rising Stars Challenge and Skills Challenge. Meanwhile, on Sunday afternoon, the All-Star Game will determine which team has what it takes to win it all.


The weekend will be filled with top players from around the league: Zion Williamson, Luka Dončić, Jayson Tatum, Kawhi Leonard, and more. Fans can look forward to seeing some of their favorite players in action as well as some new talent that they may not know yet. 


The All-Star game is always an exciting one; fans can expect competitive plays and great performances from both teams. With a mix of veteran and young stars on each team, this game is sure to be a thrilling one. The winner of this year’s All-Star game will be determined by who wants it more—Team LeBron or Team Giannis? Let’s find out on Sunday!



The NBA All-Star will take place between February 17th and 19th. Each day there will be different events featuring the selected players. Unlike the NFL, there is no longer a competition between two Conferences (East and West). In the All-Star Game, the main attraction for the weekend, the two captains (LeBron and Giannis) will select their teams from scratch, irrespective of Conferences. Here is the schedule:


Friday, February 17th

Celebrity Games at 9 pm – with host Marcos Mion

Rookie Games at 11 pm

Saturday, February 18th


Skills Challenge at 10 pm

3-Point Shootout at 10:30 pm

Slam Dunk Contest at 11 pm

Sunday, February 19th 


All-Star Game at 10 pm 

Who’s Playing? 

The selection of starters for the All-Star Game was done by popular vote. However, not everyone will be present: injured Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Zion Williamson are confirmed absences while Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics is still a doubt for the game. Here are the players announced by NBA: 


Skills Challenge: Team Antetokounmpos (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Alex Antetokounmpo and Thanasis Antetokounmpo); Team Jazz (Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler and Collin Sexton) and Team Rooks (Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey and Jabari Smith Jr.); 

3-Point Shootout: Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers), Tyler Hierro (Miami Heat), Buddy Hield (Indiana Pacers), Kevin Huerter (Sacramento Kings), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Lauri Markkanen (Utah Jazz), Julius Randle (New York Knicks) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics); 

Slam Dunk Contest: Jericho Sims (New York Knicks), Trey Murphy III (New Orleans Pelicans), Mac McLung (Philadelphia 76ers) and Kenyon Martin Jr. (Houston Rockets). 


The NBA All-Star Weekend is coming up soon taking place from February 17th to 19th. It promises to be an exciting weekend filled with various events that will showcase some of the best talents in basketball. 


On Friday night fans can look forward to Celebrity Games hosted by Marcos Mion as well as Rookie Games. Saturday night features Skills Challenge, 3-Point Shootout, and Slam Dunk Contest which will be followed by Sunday’s All-Star Game on Sunday night. NBA has already announced who will be playing in each of these events. 


For Skills Challenge we have Team Antetokounmpos comprising Giannis Antetokounmpo, Alex Antetokounmpo and Thanasis Antetokounmpo; Team Jazz with Jordan Clarkson, Walker Kessler and Collin Sexton; and Team Rooks with Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey and Jabari Smith Jr.; For 3-Point Shootout we have Tyrese Haliburton, Tyler Hierro, Buddy Hield ,Kevin Huerter ,Damian Lillard ,Lauri Markkanen ,Julius Randle ,and Jayson Tatum; For Slam Dunk Contest we have Jericho Sims ,Trey Murphy III ,Mac McLung ,and Kenyon Martin Jr.. Unfortunately some players such as Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Zion Williamson won’t be able to participate due to injuries while Jaylen Brown’s participation is still uncertain at this point. Nevertheless fans can expect an entertaining weekend full of thrilling competitions between some of NBA’s best players.


All-Star Game

The NBA All-Star will be broadcast to Brazil by the ESPN 2 channel and the Star+ streaming platform. The transmission starts on Friday (17th) at 9 pm, Brazilian time. On Saturday (18th), the skills competition will be shown at 10 pm. Finally, the All-Star Game will take place on Sunday (19th), starting at 9:30 pm. 


The NBA All-Star is expected to bring a lot of excitement to basketball fans all around Brazil. Fans will have the opportunity to watch some of the best players in the world compete in a thrilling match. During the skills competition, players will showcase their talents as they compete for individual awards such as Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest. Then, during the All-Star Game itself, two teams composed of Eastern and Western Conference stars will go head to head in a thrilling game that usually ends up very close. 


The Eastern Conference team is led by Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks, Kyrie Irving from the Dallas Mavericks, Donovan Mitchell from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Joel Embiid from the Philadelphia 76ers and Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics. Their coach is Joe Mazzulla from Boston Celtics. The reserves are DeMar DeRozan from Chicago Bulls, Jaylen Brown from Boston Celtics, Bam Adebayo from Miami Heat, Jrue Holiday from Milwaukee Bucks, Julius Randle from New York Knicks, Pascal Siakam from Toronto Raptors and Tyrese Haliburton from Indiana Pacers. 


On the other hand, leading the Western Conference team is LeBron James from Los Angeles Lakers, Nikola Jokic from Denver Nuggets, Lauri Markkanen from Utah Jazz, Luka Doncic from Dallas Mavericks and Ja Morant Memphis Grizzlies. Their coach is Michael Malone from Denver Nuggets. The reserves are Domantas Sabonis from Sacramento Kings, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from Oklahoma City Thunder Paul George from Los Angeles Clippers Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers Anthony Edwards Minnesota Timberwolves De’Aaron Fox Sacramento Kings and Jaren Jackson Jr Memphis Grizzlies. 


This year’s NBA All-Star event promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for basketball fans all over Brazil. Whether you’re tuning in on TV or streaming it online with Star+, make sure to catch this exciting event!


He is the editor of River C Sports. Previously, he was editor-in-chief at other news sites . Rodrigo has spent most of his career as editor-in-chief of various websites and has more than 7 years of experience in the industry.

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NBA suspends Trey Lyles and fines Brook Lopez for brawl




The NBA recently announced the suspension of Trey Lyles, a player for the San Antonio Spurs, for one game without pay, and fined Brook Lopez, a player for the Milwaukee Bucks, $10,000, both as a result of a brawl during a game between the teams on March 12.

The Incident

The brawl occurred in the third quarter of the game, when Lopez and Lyles got into a shoving match after a play. The players had to be separated by the referees and other players on the teams.

After reviewing the incident, the NBA decided to suspend Lyles for one game without pay and fine Lopez $10,000. Both players were punished for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Consequences for the Teams
The suspension of Lyles and the fine of Lopez had different impacts on the teams. The San Antonio Spurs, who are already out of the playoffs race, lost a player for the next game, which could hurt the team in terms of performance.

The Milwaukee Bucks, who are among the top teams in the league and are looking to win the championship, may feel a temporary absence of Lopez in future games. Additionally, the $10,000 fine is a financial blow for the player and the team.

The NBA’s Role in Punishing Unsportsmanlike Conduct

The NBA has a clear set of rules and guidelines aimed at maintaining a healthy and respectful environment during games. Unsportsmanlike conduct, such as brawling and heated arguments, is not tolerated by the league and is punished rigorously.

The punishment of Lyles and Lopez serves as a demonstration that the NBA takes the conduct of players on and off the court seriously, and that they will be held accountable for their actions.


In summary, the NBA suspended Trey Lyles for one game without pay and fined Brook Lopez $10,000 for their unsportsmanlike conduct during a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks. The punishment serves as a reminder to all players that respectful conduct is paramount in the NBA, and that violating the rules will be punished.

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Lakers triumph over grizzlies in nba and secure play-in spot




Los angeles lakers beat memphis grizzlies in the nba, securing a spot in the playoff play-in tournament. in a 103-112 win, the california team was able to clinch a spot in the 9th place in the western conference, giving anthony davis and his team a chance to chase their playoff dream. davis stood out as the star of the game, scoring a double-double with 30 points and 22 rebounds. dennis schroder, rui hachimura, and austin reaves also contributed with 17 points each, playing a crucial role in the lakers’ victory.


On the other hand, the grizzlies had to go without ja morant, who is suspended from the league for conduct-related issues. jaren jackson jr. stepped up as the top scorer for the team, finishing the game with 26 points. tyus jones also played well for the grizzlies, contributing 16 points to the scoreboard.


In another game, the golden state warriors suffered another defeat, losing 128-137 to the oklahoma city thunder. despite stephen curry’s 40-point performance, shai gilgeous-alexander and his team outperformed the warriors, making it harder for them to maintain their stability in the race for the playoffs.


Anthony davis leads lakers to victory over grizzlies and sends “greedy” message to his teammates


In the absence of lebron james, anthony davis has been taking on the role of the los angeles lakers’ star player, and he proved himself once again in their game against the memphis grizzlies on tuesday night. the lakers were victorious, winning 112-103, thanks to davis’ 30 points and 22 rebounds.


Speaking after the game, davis stressed the importance of his team’s desire to win and their hunger for success. “it’s good, but we’re not satisfied. we don’t want to stop there. we want to be greedy. the guys out there are confident, and when you play basketball like that, it leads to victories.”


The lakers’ win has brought them closer to the play-in zone, with the team fighting hard to secure their place in the playoffs. as the nba regular season comes to a close, davis is eager to maintain a strong winning streak and keep his teammates motivated and greedy for success.


The grizzlies game provided the lakers with a much-needed boost in confidence after a three-game losing streak, which included a defeat against the golden state warriors. the lakers will now focus on their upcoming game against the toronto raptors on saturday, may 11th, as they continue their quest for nba glory.


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Damian Lillard Becomes Eighth Player in NBA History to Record 70-Point Performance




Lillard was absolutely unstoppable, finishing 22 of 38 from the field and 13 of 19 from beyond the arc. He also converted all 14 of his free throw attempts and committed just two turnovers without committing a foul. Blazers coach Chauncey Billups called it “one of the best offensive performances I’ve ever seen”. 


The performance was a masterpiece as Lillard kept the defense guessing all night. When they were aggressive, he drew fouls and when they were more cautious, he took advantage of the space to shoot. His passes came easy after double teams as well, making for an unforgettable performance. 


It was a special night for Lillard who said afterward that he didn’t go into the game thinking about getting 70 points but rather focusing on helping his team maintain their lead. It’s clear that his hard work paid off with this remarkable feat and it will certainly be remembered for years to come.




Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers made history on Sunday night, becoming the first player to score over 70 points in less than 40 minutes and make 10 or more three-pointers. His historic performance included a new personal-best of 71 points and also marked him as only the third player ever with multiple 60 point performances. 


The 32-year-old guard’s impressive stats were even more remarkable given that he was the oldest player to ever reach this milestone. His achievement has been applauded by both fans and fellow players alike, including former NBA champion Chauncey Billups, who said: “You have to sometimes pound your chest and show what you are capable of, and Damian proved that through his performance.” 


Lillard’s record-breaking evening has been an incredible testament to his skill and dedication throughout his career, and is sure to inspire future generations of basketball players for many years to come.



A Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard had an impressive performance on Sunday night, scoring a career-high 71 points against the Houston Rockets. Despite the Rockets’ best efforts, they were unable to stop the Blazers star from achieving the feat, as the Rockets coach Stephen Silas admitted that it was a matter of Lillard being in a great offensive state. Silas went on to say that their defense was not lacking effort and that Lillard made some really difficult shots. This historic night will certainly be remembered as one of the best performances in NBA history.




Today, the NBA made history by requiring Damian Lillard to undergo a drug test after his game. This is the first time that a player in the league has been tested for drugs and it came as a surprise to Lillard. Although he was willing to take the urine test, he admitted to being scared of needles due to his many tattoos. He joked that while having a tattoo is one thing, having a blood test is quite another. It remains to be seen whether this new policy will be implemented across the league or if it will remain specific to Lillard.

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