2022 NBA All-Star Game
Steph Curry Steals The Show
Final Score: Team Durant 160 - 163 Team Lebron
MVP: Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry led Team Lebron to victory over Team Durant in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland.
Curry knocked down 16 3-pointers, on 16-27 from deep as he made his way to 50 points in one of the NBA’s biggest events, 2020 Eastern Conference captain Giannis had 30 points and 12 rebounds, while Lebron James had 24 points.
The effort of Team Durant was more team-based, Joel Embiid led the charge with 36 points on 14-20 from the field, Devin Booker had 20 points off the bench in 30 minutes, LaMelo Ball had 18 points in his first All-Star Game appearance and Dejounte Murray had 17 points in 27 minutes.
Team Lebron built a first-quarter lead of nine points, but in All-Star Game fashion, the defense was missing throughout the majority of the game, giving Team Durant the chance to fight back, however, however, they couldn’t take a lead into the second as they trailed 45-47.
With Curry still making it pour in the second quarter, Team Durant pulled in front and took a 1-point, 94-93 lead into the halftime break, after outscoring their opposition 49-46 in the period.
In an enthralling game so far, both sides went toe to toe on the scoring end in the third, as Luka Doncic kept Team Lebron a point behind with a 2-point shot with seconds remaining in the quarter, with both sides scoring 45 points each and setting the fourth quarter target score at 163 points.
With the game clock turned off for the final period, Darius Garland kicked Team Lebron’s quest for victory off on the right foot by knocking down a 3-pointer, but the scores remained close throughout the race to 163.
Zach Lavine closed Team Durant to within one point, with the scores at 161-160, but captain Lebron came to the rescue in front of his hometown crowd, knocking down a 17-footer to ice the game.
Lebron James has been an all-star captain for the five editions of the All-Star Game where it’s essentially been the greatest pick-up game in the world. But with his latest victory, not only has he won as captain for the fifth time, but it also means he’s undefeated when drafting his team.
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