• October 19, 2021

Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley to participate in an NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge

Tamika Catchings and Allie Quigley to participate in an NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge along with six NBA players. Beginning Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m. ET the players will match shots against one another in a single-elimination horse competition from isolated home courts. ESPN NBA commentator Mark Jones will serve as host.

Participants

Group 1
Chauncey Billups – NBA Legend, ESPN Analyst
Tamika Catchings – WNBA Legend
Mike Conley Jr. – Utah Jazz
Trae Young – Atlanta Hawks

Group 2
Zach LaVine – Chicago Bulls
Chris Paul – Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul Pierce – NBA Legend, ESPN Analyst
Allie Quigley – Chicago Sky

Schedule

Date Time (ET) NBA H-O-R-S-E Challenge
Sun, Apr. 12 7-9 p.m. Quarterfinals Group 1: Trae Young vs. Chauncey Billups
  Quarterfinals Group 1: Tamika Catchings vs. Mike Conley Jr.
  Quarterfinals Group 2: Zach LaVine vs. Paul Pierce
  Quarterfinals Group 2: Chris Paul vs. Allie Quigley
9-11 p.m. Quarterfinals Encore Presentations
Thu, Apr. 16 7-9 p.m. Quarterfinals Encore Presentations
9-11 p.m. Group 1: Semifinals
  Group 2: Semifinals
  Championship Game

Rules

The winner from each group will move on to the championship round. ESPN will present the four quarterfinal games on Sunday. The semifinals and the championship game will air on Thursday, April 16, beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

A coin toss at the start of each game will determine who shoots first, with the more senior player calling heads or tails. Players must describe each shot attempt, specifying the type of score they intend to make before taking a shot, such as a bank shot or swish. Dunking is prohibited. The first player in each game to accumulate the letters “H-O-R-S-E” after failing to match five shots is eliminated.

The event’s sponsor, State Farm, will donate $200,000 on behalf of the players to charities focused on coronavirus response efforts.

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