Team LeBron Dominates Team Durant, Giannis Finishes Perfect from the Field in a Wire-to-Wire All-Star Win
Team LeBron defeated Team Durant 170-150 in a largely dominant win Sunday night. The story of the night was Giannis Antetokounmpo, who became the second player in NBA All-Star history to finish perfect from the field, joining the Hall of Famer Hal Greer who achieved the same feat in 1968. He finished with 35 points, and took home the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award.
Both teams got off to relatively slow starts, about as slow as All-Stars could get. LeBron James had an uncharacteristic miss at the rim, while Zion Williamson, who leads the NBA in points per game in the paint also had his fair share of early misses at the hoop, blowing four open opportunities.
Steph Curry picked up the slack for Team LeBron early on, as he knocked down a couple of threes, which included one turnaround three in the corner, along with a deep splash from the T-A of the NBA All-Star logo near the half court line.
Curry continued the hot shooting from the three point contest, as he hit another T-A three pointer in the second quarter. Damian Lillard also got in on the act, as he and Curry knocked down consecutive half-court threes to end the second.
Team LeBron took all three quarters in dominant fashion, as they cruised to the win. Team LeBron is now 3-0 in years where James has drafted and captained an All-Star team.