NEW YORK – Two people with knowledge of the plans say the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend will be split between two New York arenas, with Madison Square Garden to host the game.
Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the Saturday skills events, the people confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the plans were to be announced at a press conference Wednesday.
The league has been working with the Knicks and Nets for months on the plan to split the events. The New York Post first reported that MSG would host the game on Sunday night.
The league last had split sites for its midseason showcase in 2010, when the Saturday events were in the Dallas Mavericks' arena and the game was held at the Cowboys' stadium.