SALT LAKE CITY – Team LeBron finally shed an NBA All-Star Video Game.
Since the NBA started utilizing the leading vote-getters from each conference to serve as captains as well as select groups playground design in 2018, LeBron James’ groups won the first five games.
Group Giannis got the most effective of Group LeBron on Sunday, leaving Salt Lake City with a 184-175 success.
Group Giannis is now 1-2 versus Group LeBron. “I’m just satisfied that we had the ability to get a win, and I obtained one versus LeBron,” Antetokounmpo claimed.
Making use of the target of 182– because Group Giannis had a 158-141 lead after three quarters and the target score is “the leading team’s total rating after the first three quarters plus 24 factors,” according to the NBA– Rose city’s Damian Lillard closed out the video game with a 3-pointer.
It was a 3-point fest for Team Giannis, making 29, consisting of 10 by Boston’s Jayson Tatum, eight by Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell and eight by Lillard.
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Tatum won the honor, racking up an All-Star record 55 factors, including 27 in the 3rd quarter. Tatum was 22-for-31 from the area and 10-for-18 on 3-pointers. He also had 10 rebounds, six assists, one block and one steal.
It was very first time Tatum, a huge Kobe Bryant fan, won the award.
” It’s extremely unique for me,” Tatum said. “My first All-Star Video game was in Chicago in 2020 when they renamed the MVP after him. I remember telling myself that day that I have actually got to get one of those prior to I get done.
” To be able to wear my signature shoe as well as climax and take home this honor of somebody that I idolized, it’s a hell of a day.”
The Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Honor trophy is a homage to Bryant’s jacket numbers, MVPs, All-Star MVPs,
championships and also Finals MVPs.
James tossed the ball off the glass with his left hand around Donovan Mitchell, caught the sphere with his left hand and tossed down a two-handed dunk early in the first quarter.
Three-point contest victor as well as long-range expert Damian Lillard of Rose city pulled up from halfcourt and … swish.
” It’s a life time of work,” Lillard stated. “I’ve been shooting deep given that I was a child. Also before I was a wonderful shooter I could fire the sphere much with my form.”
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Why didn’t LeBron James play in the second half?
James, that played in simply among the Los Angeles Lakers’ four games before the All-Star break due to an aching left ankle, did not play in the 2nd fifty percent of Sunday’s video game due to a bruised right-hand man. He finished with 13 points and four aids and extended his All-Star career factors document to 426.
” I tried to get one little chase-down block, and also got my finger captured in the edge,” James stated. “Yet I’ll be great. I’ll be fine. I don’t assume it’s excessive to worry about. For precautionary reasons, I just needed to take the remainder of the night off.”
Why did Giannis Antetokounmpo play just 20 seconds?
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo maintained a sprained right wrist in Thursday’s triumph against Chicago. While he states he’s great, he did not take part in the Abilities Obstacle on Saturday, and also after starting the All-Star Video game and soaking 15 seconds into the video game, he right away fouled Luka Doncic as well as exited the video game with 11:40 left in the initial quarter. He did not return.
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Mitchell scored 40 factors as well as had 10 assists, as well as Lillard had 26 points for Group Giannis. Boston’s Jaylen Brown led Group LeBron with 35 points and 14 rebounds, as well as Philly’s Joel Embiid and Dallas’ Kyrie Irving each included 32 points. Irving likewise had 15 assists.
Which charitable organizations benefited from the All-Star Game?
Team LeBron selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah as his regional charity, and also Team Giannis picked Increase the Future. Each team started the game with a $150,000 contribution to their charity, as well as the victor of each quarter gave away an added $100,000 to its charity and if a quarter finished in a connection, each charity got $50,000.
Elevate the Future will certainly be granted $550,000, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah will receive $200,000.
Where is next year’s NBA All-Star Game?
The 2024 NBA All-Star Video game will certainly be in Indianapolis on Feb. 18 and hosted by the Indiana Pacers. The last time it was Indianapolis: 1985 at the Hoosier Dome. The West won and Ralph Sampson gained MVP with 24 points as well as 10 rebounds.
Last Updated: 20 February 2023