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2020 NBA All-Star Game: Schedule, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

2020 NBA All-Star Game: Schedule, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

NBA All-Star weekend is upon us. The best athletes the league has to offer are all in Chicago for this year's festivities. 

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo selected their squads for the 2020 All-Star Game based on the available pool of players and will face off on Sunday night.

The format for this year's game has been altered to make the matchup more competitive as well as honor the late Kobe Bryant.

  • The game score will be reset to 0-0 after the first and second quarters come to an end. 
  • The winner of each of the first three quarters will receive $100,000 per quarter to donate to a Chicago-based charity at the captain's choice. 
  • At the end of the third quarter, the cumulative scores from each quarter will be combined.
  • The fourth quarter will be untimed. A target score will be set by adding 24 points (Bryant's old uniform number) to the total of whichever team has the lead through three quarters. The first team to reach that target will be named the winner.
  • The winning team will receive an additional $200,000 to donate to charity.

The culmination of All-Star Weekend will introduce some of the NBA's best young stars. Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Jayson Tatum, Brandon Ingram, Domantas Sabonis, Devin Booker, Donovan Mitchell, Bam Adebayo, and Rudy Gobert will make their All-Star debuts. 

NBA All-Star Game Rosters

Team LeBron James
Anthony Davis, Lakers
Kawhi Leonard, Clippers
Luka Doncic, Mavericks
James Harden, Rockets

Reserves:
Devin Booker, Suns
Ben Simmons, 76ers
Nikola Jokic, Nuggets
Jayson Tatum, Celtics
Chris Paul, Thunder
Russell Westbrook, Rockets
Domantas Sabonis, Pacers

Team Giannis Antetokounmpo
Joel Embiid, 76ers
Pascal Siakam, Raptors
Kemba Walker, Celtics
Trae Young, Hawks

Reserves:
Khris Middleton, Bucks
Bam Adebayo, Heat
Rudy Gobert, Jazz
Jimmy Butler, Heat
Kyle Lowry, Raptors
Brandon Ingram, Pelicans
Donovan Mitchell, Jazz

How to Watch the NBA All-Star Game

Channel: TNT

When: Sunday, Feb. 16

Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois 

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

NBA All-Star Game History

2019: Team LeBron 178, Team Giannis 164
Location: Charlotte
MVP: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

2018: Team LeBron 148, Team Stephen 145
Location: 
Los Angeles
MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

2017: West 192, East 182
Location: 
New Orleans
MVP: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

2016: West 196, East 173
Location: Toronto
MVP: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

2015: West 163, East 158
Location: New York
MVP: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

2014: East 163, West 155
Location: New Orleans
MVP: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

2013: West 143, East 138
Location: Houston
MVP: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers

2012: West 152, East 149
Location: Orlando
MVP: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

2011: West 148, East 143
Location: Los Angeles
MVP: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

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2010: East 141, West, 139
Location: Dallas
MVP: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat

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Wizards vs. Bucks: time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Wizards vs. Bucks: time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Wizards head back to the nation's capital Monday night for a matchup with Giannis Antetokoumpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at Capital One Arena.

Bradley Beal led the Wizards with an astounding 53 points in the team's loss Sunday night to the Chicago Bulls. Beal passed Jeff Malone on the team's all-time scoring list for second place. He now only trails Elvin Hayes.

The Bucks are coming off a dominant 21-point win over the 76ers on Friday night and look to continue their stellar play in D.C. against the struggling Wizards.

Here is everything you need to know.

WIZARDS vs. BUCKS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.

When: Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Bucks will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Bucks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the MyTeams App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. BULLS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders

6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live

7:00 PM: Wizards vs. Bucks

9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live

10:00 PM: Wizards Talk

WIZARDS vs. BUCKS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal, Wizards (29.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 6.0 APG): Beal will look to carry the Wizards to victory against the Bucks after the team was unable to defeat the Bulls on Sunday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks (30.0 PPG, 13.6 RPG, 5.8 APG): The Greek freak is on a fast-track to another MVP trophy and has the Bucks in a prime position to come out of the Eastern Conference.

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Coach Scott Brooks unloads on 'soft' Wizards after loss to Bulls

Coach Scott Brooks unloads on 'soft' Wizards after loss to Bulls

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks scratched and clawed his way through 10 NBA seasons as a player after going undrafted out of college and while doing all of it as an undersized point guard. He made it those 10 years because more than anything he was tough and resilient.

And because of that, there is nothing he laments more as a coach than when he believes his players are being soft. On Sunday night, after his Wizards lost in Chicago to the Bulls, he used the word 'soft' over and over to describe their performance to reporters.

In Brooks-ese, which often consists of platitudes and positivity, that means he is nothing short of irate about how the Wizards have played in their first two games coming out of the All-Star break. They have lost to two teams - the Cavs and Bulls - who are not good and in games they had early leads and a chance to win.

But it's clearly not just the losses themselves that has bothered Brooks, it is the nature of them. And you could argue the way he unloaded on his team on Sunday night suggested he is as fed up now as he has been at any point with them since he took over as head coach four years ago.

What Brooks had a particular issue with was the and-ones the Wizards allowed. The Bulls had nine of them, which means the Wizards fouled them but not hard enough to prevent a made shot. Brooks evidently wants his players to make their fouls count and ensure nothing comes easy for their opponents. He wants them to earn those points at the free-throw line.

As Brooks put it, the "and-ones were about as soft as you can get," per Candace Buckner of the Washington Post. He also said the 16 and-ones between the last two games may be the most he's ever seen in his NBA career.

That would be difficult to verify, but it's easy to figure out who has been the culprit recently. Of the 16 and-ones in the last two games, which was indeed the accurate number, Ian Mahinmi leads the way with four. Bradley Beal, Jerome Robinson, Davis Bertans and Moe Wagner are next up with two apiece.

All in all, nine different Wizards players have committed an and-one foul in the last two games. So, though Mahinmi has had the most issues, it's a team-wide problem.

There is also more to an and-one than just the fouler themselves. They are usually the result of a defensive breakdown. But Brooks also noted how some Bulls players probably didn't even realize they were fouled, which suggests they should have been fouled harder.

Surely, the Wizards will work on it because as direct as Brooks was with the media on Sunday night, you can bet it was much worse behind closed doors. Wizards players likely got an earful either at halftime or after the game. And they will likely hear plenty more in an upcoming film session.

Playing soft is Brooks' biggest pet peeve and the Wizards have clearly struck a nerve with their last two games. The good news is they will have a chance to rebound very soon with another game on Monday night, the second of a back-to-back. The bad news is that it's against the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks, a team currently on pace to win 70 games.

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