while time randomly skips forward for scientific reasons that are so complicated
Not at all. The timeskips are explicitly stated to be due to the destabilisation of the nebula from which the chronitons were harvested (destabilisation which was caused
by that harvesting, in fact). Chronitons were escaping from the nebula, and messing up the strict linear flow of time in their wake. So, time "skips". The "chroniton" is a fictional particle, and is used merely as a mcguffin in order to force the events of the episode towards their conclusion (which is the point of the ep).
So, neither scientific nor complicated.
Crazy Basketball players that are very smart in mathematics with crazy alien monsters attacking them
This isn't strictly right either. There are no crazy alien monsters attacking people. Instead, the mathematically gifted basketballers play sports
against a team of mutant atomic supermen
Reviews like that make me wonder whether people watched the episode, or decided to review it after reading the description in the TV times.