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NBA All-Star Game 2023: How to Watch, Stream Today Without Cable

East meets West in the All-Star Game today on TNT, and streaming services have all the action live.

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It's been a busy February in the NBA, with LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer followed by a dizzying number of deals made at the league's trade deadline. Now, the NBA is taking a well-deserved break for All-Star weekend, taking place in Salt Lake City. The Slam Dunk Contest ended last night with Sixers' backup Mac McClung stealing the show after Blazers' star Damian Lillard won the 3-point contest.

Today is the main event. The NBA All-Star Game pits the 24 best players in the league against one another in an exhibition between the Eastern and Western Conferences. Here's what you need to know to watch.

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When is the NBA All-Star Game?

The All-Star Game tips off at 4:30 p.m. PT (7:30 p.m. ET).

What channel is the All-Star Game on?

The All-Star Game is on TNT.

Who's playing in the All-Star Game?

It'll be Team LeBron versus Team Giannis for the All-Star Game with LeBron James acting as the captain of the Western Conference All Stars and Giannis Antetokounmpo heading up the team from the East. The All-Star draft will take place right before the game.

How can I watch the NBA All-Star Game?

Four of the five major live TV streaming services (all but FuboTV) offer TNT. 

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You can use either Sling TV's Orange or Blue plan to watch TNT. Each plan costs $40 a month.

Read our Sling TV review.

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DirecTV Stream's basic plan costs $75 a month and includes TNT.

Read our DirecTV Stream review.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live-TV streaming services guide.

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