NBA All-Star Game 2023 score, results: Jayson Tatum’s record-setting performance leads Team Giannis over Team LeBron

The 72nd NBA All-Star Game had a record-setting performance and a streak-snapping result.

For the first time since the NBA switched to the All-Star Draft format back in 2018, LeBron James’ team has fallen. Team Giannis defeated Team LeBron in a high-scoring shootout, 184-175.

Jayson Tatum set an All-Star Game record, going off for 55 points to lead Team Giannis to victory. His record-breaking night awarded him with the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP award, representing his idol on the All-Star Game stage.

If you missed any of the action, The Sporting News had you covered with live updates, highlights and more from the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City.

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NBA All-Star Game 2023 updates, highlights from Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis

Final: Team Giannis 184, Team LeBron 175

10:59 p.m.: Team Giannis has defeated Team LeBron 184-175, giving LeBron James his first loss as an All-Star Game GM.

Jayson Tatum stole the show for Team Giannis with 55 points, setting a new All-Star Game record. Jaylen Brown was the leading scorer for Team LeBron, going for 35 points.

Tatum was rewarded with the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP for his efforts.

10:56 p.m.: You know what time it is — Dame Time. Damian Lillard has won the game for Team Giannis with a 3-ball.

10:54 p.m.: Jaylen Brown sneaks in one more nasty windmill dunk before Team Giannis tries to wrap this thing up.

10:51 p.m.: Jayson Tatum has broken the All-Star Game scoring record! He’s up to 53 points on the night.

10:44 p.m.: With Team Giannis leading 158-141 after four quarters, the target score for the final frame is 182. The first team to reach that mark wins the All-Star Game.

End of third quarter: Team Giannis 59, Team LeBron 49

10:42 p.m.: Team Giannis earns another $100,000 for “Raise the Future” after winning the third quarter 59-49. That brings the overall score to 158-141 Team Giannis.

Jayson Tatum leads all scorers with 44 points, while Joel Embiid’s 30 points leads Team LeBron.

10:41 p.m.: A game of 1-on-1 broke out between Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to end the third quarter.

10:34 p.m.: Jayson Tatum has set an NBA All-Star Game record for points in a quarter with 22 in the third. He’s up to 39 points on the night.

10:31 p.m.: Damian Lillard… in the gym range.

10:30 p.m.: Donovan Mitchell is battling his own teammate for the MVP award. He has 14 points in the third quarter and 27 points overall.

10:24 p.m.: Jayson Tatum came out of halftime scorching. The superstar forward has 17 points in the third quarter alone, giving him a game-high 34 points.

10:20 p.m.: LeBron James made sure to show love to Kobe Bryant’s family at halftime.

10:19 p.m.: LeBron James will be OUT for the remainder of the game with a hand injury. That means both team captains will be sidelined for the rest of the contest, as Giannis Antetokounmpo is out with a wrist injury.

End of second quarter: Team Giannis 53, Team LeBron 46

9:37 p.m.: Team Giannis took the second quarter 53-46, earning $100,000 for his team charity, “Raise the Future”!

The second-quarter victory gives Team Giannis a 99-92 overall lead over Team LeBron.

At halftime, Kyrie Irving leads all scorers with 18 points for Team Giannis. Jayson Tatum is leading the way for Team LeBron with 17 points.

9:35 p.m.: Nikola Jokic doing his best Tom Brady impersonation.

9:21 p.m.: After missing an insane eastbay dunk attempt, Ja Morant followed up with a 360 for the fans.

9:20 p.m.: Jayson Tatum is debuting his brand new Jordan Tatum 1s in the All-Star Game.

End of first quarter: Team LeBron 46, Team Giannis 46

9:08 p.m.: After one frame, we have a tied ballgame at 46-46. The offense is coming in bunches and the defense is… not yet to be found. Team Giannis’ Jayson Tatum leads all scorers with 13 points, while Kyrie Irving’s 11 points leads Team LeBron.

LeBron James has nine points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo subbed himself out after the first made basket of the game as he nurses a wrist injury suffered in the final game before the All-Star break.

9:00 p.m.: Damian Lillard checks in and immediately does what Damian Lillard does.

8:53 p.m.: Since he won’t do the Slam Dunk Contest, here’s a sneak peak at what Ja Morant could’ve had in store for the event.

8:51 p.m.: LEBRON JAMES! The King lobbed it to himself off the glass to get the crowd going…

…and Jayson Tatum responded with a self-lob of his own.

8:50 p.m.: Nikola Jokic with an absolute dime to LeBron James, who throws it down.

8:45 p.m.: Giannis Antetokounmpo scored the first bucket of the game and has subbed himself out for the remainder of the game. Antetokounmpo hurt his wrist in the final game before the All-Star break.


8:26 p.m.: The stars are out for the 72nd NBA All-Star Game.

8:18 p.m.: The rosters are set for Team LeBron versus Team Giannis.

2023 NBA All-Star rosters: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis

Team LeBron
Player Team
LeBron James (C) Lakers
Anthony Edwards Timberwolves
Jaylen Brown Celtics
Paul George Clippers
Tyrese Haliburton Pacers
Julius Randle Knicks
De’Aaron Fox Kings
Jaren Jackson Jr. Grizzlies
Joel Embiid 76ers
Kyrie Irving Mavericks
Luka Doncic Mavericks
Nikola Jokic Nuggets


Team Giannis
Player Team
Giannis Antetokounmpo (C) Bucks
Damian Lillard Trail Blazers
Jrue Holiday Bucks
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Thunder
DeMar DeRozan Bulls
Pascal Siakam Raptors
Bam Adebayo Heat
Domantas Sabonis Pacers
Jayson Tatum Celtics
Ja Morant Grizzlies
Donovan Mitchell Cavaliers
Lauri Markkanen Jazz

Starters are italicized.

NBA All-Star Game format, explained

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will have the same competitive format as the last two NBA All-Star Games, a dynamic that makes every quarter count. 

  • The two All-Star teams will compete to win each quarter for their respective charitable organizations.
  • Each charitable organization starts the game with a $150,000 donation.
  • Each of the first three quarters will begin with a score of 0-0 and will last 12 minutes. The winner of each 12-minute quarter (first, second and third) will be the team that scores the most points within the quarter.
  • Each quarter is worth $100,000 to the winning team’s charity.
  • If both teams score the same number of points within a quarter, the $100,000 charity donation at stake for that quarter will be split between the two organizations.
  • The fourth quarter will begin with each team’s total score after the first three quarters on the main scoreboard.
  • The fourth quarter will be untimed and the teams will play to a Final Target Score, meaning that the game will end with a made basket or a made free throw instead of with the clock running out.
  • The Final Target Score will be determined by taking the leading team’s total cumulative score through three quarters and adding 24 points – the 24 representing Kobe Bryant’s jersey number.
    • For example, if Team LeBron leads Team Giannis with a score of 100 – 95 after the first three quarters, the Final Target Score is 124 (100 + 24)
  • The first team to reach (or surpass) the Final Target Score will win the NBA All-Star Game.
  • The team that wins the All-Star Game will earn $150,000 for its selected charity.

What channel is the NBA All-Star Game on today?

  • TV channels: TNT, TBS
  • Live stream: Sling TV

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS with coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Viewers in the United States can stream the game on Sling TV.

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What time does the NBA All-Star Game start?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 19
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET | 5:00 p.m. PT

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will start around 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 19.

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