NBA All-Star Game 2023 live updates: Best moments and more

The 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend kicked off Friday with the celebrity game and Rising Stars challenge, but nothing compared to the marquee event -- the All-Star Game.

For the first time ever, the NBA used a playground draft format that included team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo making their selections right before the game.

In the end Team Giannis came out on top 184-175. Jayson Tatum was named the game's MVP after recording 55 points in the win, the most ever in an All-Star Game.

Here are the top moments from the NBA's signature midseason showcase:


All-Star Saturday

If there was a singular winner of All-Star Saturday, it was Philadelphia 76ers guard and slam dunk contest champion Mac McClung. McClung, who is on a two-way contract with the Sixers and their G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, dominated the competition, receiving a score of 50 on all but one dunk.

The event's host state of Utah dominated the day otherwise. The Utah Jazz trio of Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Smith Jr. and Collin Sexton cruised to victory in the skills challenge, and Damian Lillard, who played at Weber State in nearby Ogden, secured another win for Utah by coming out on top in the 3-point contest.

Here's the top moments from All-Star Weekend: