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During the 73rd NBA All-Star game weekend, set to go down in Indianapolis, there will be a plethora of basketball events for the fans to immerse themselves in. A day before the NBA All-Star game, the Kia Skills Challenge and AT&T Slam Dunk will have some of the top talent in the sport competing for the big prize.

In the Kia Skills Challenge, the teams will be looking forward to showcasing their talent, skill, and camaraderie during the relay, passing, and shooting stages to accumulate the highest tally of challenge points possible. The AT&T Slam Dunk, featuring the defending champion Mac McClung from Osceola Magic of the G League, will bring the athleticism, creativity, versatility, and power game of the players while dunking to the fore.

Skills Challenge and Slam Dunk Contest: All you need to know

When and where will the Kia Skills Challenge and AT&T Slam Dunk take place?
The Kia Skills Challenge and AT&T Slam Dunk will happen at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, February 17, from 8 PM ET onwards.

Which are teams set to participate in the Kia Skills Challenge?
The Kia Skills Challenge will have three teams, named with their respective players below:

  • Team Pacers - Tyrese Haliburton (Pacers), Bennedict Mathurin (Pacers), and Myles Turner (Pacers)
  • Team Top Picks - Paolo Banchero (Magic), Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves), and Victor Wembanyama (Spurs)
  • Team All-Stars - Scottie Barnes (Raptors), Tyrese Maxey (76ers), and Trae Young (Hawks)

Who are the participants in the AT&T Slam Dunk?
The participants in the AT&T Slam Dunk will be Jaylen Brown (Celtics), Jaime Jaquez Jr. (Heat), Mac McClung (Osceola Magic of the G League), and Jacob Toppin (Knicks).

Where to watch the Kia Skills Challenge and AT&T Slam Dunk?
Kia Skills Challenge and AT&T Slam Dunk will be live on TNT in the US, while the Indian viewers can catch the action live on Sports18 and JioCinema.