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68th NBA All-Star Game: 2018-19 Results and Best Performances

Lakshya
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93   //    19 Feb 2019, 09:42 IST

The 68th edition of the NBA All-Star game took place at the Spectrum Centre in Charlotte on Feb 18. The clash between Team LeBron and Team Giannis ended with a win for the former (178 - 164). The lineups are as follows.

Team LeBron

LeBron James - Los Angeles Lakers

Kevin Durant - Golden State Warriors

Kyrie Irving - Boston Celtics

Kawhi Leonard - Toronto Raptors

James Harden - Houston Rockets

Anthony Davis - New Orleans Pelicans

Klay Thompson - Golden State Warriors

Damian Lillard - Portland Trailblazers

Ben Simmons - Philadelphia 76ers

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LaMarcus Aldridge - San Antonio Spurs

Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves

Bradley Beal - Washington Wizards

Dwayne Wade - Miami Heat.

Team Giannis

Giannis Antetokounmpo - Milwaukee Bucks

Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors

Joel Embiid - Philadelphia 76ers

Paul George - Oklahoma City Thunder

Kemba Walker - Charlotte Hornets

Khris Middleton - Milwaukee Bucks

Nikola Jokic - Denver Nuggets

Russell Westbrook - Oklahoma City Thunder

Blake Griffin - Detroit Pistons

D'Angelo Russell - Brooklyn Nets

Nikola Vucevic - Orlando Magic

Kyle Lowry - Toronto Raptors

Dirk Nowitzki - Dallas Mavericks


Team LeBron vs Team Giannis
Team LeBron vs Team Giannis

Team LeBron beat Team Giannis

The first quarter favored Team Giannis, as they made a lead of 16 points over the experienced Team LeBron - scoring 53 points to 37. Team LeBron came back in the second quarter, reducing the lead to 13 by half time. They continued their comeback in the last two quarters to win by 14 points. They took the third quarter 50-36 to take the lead and the fourth 46-33.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scores game-high 38 points

Giannis Antetokoumpo scored game-high 38 points
Giannis Antetokoumpo scored game-high 38 points

Giannis Antetokoumpo, who has had an incredible season so far, dominated for his team despite them losing out on the result. With his impressive play, he scored a game-high 38 points to go with 11 rebounds and 5 assists. He shot 73.9% from the field, shooting 17 of 23. Giannis is not known to be a skilled shooter but still managed to score 2 of 6 attempts from behind the three-point line. He led his team, his first time at an all-Star game. His performance was worthy of the honors.

Field Goals: 17/23 (FG% - 73.9%), Rebounds: 11, Assists: 5, Steals: 1, Blocks: 0, Three points: 2/6 (3P% - 33.3%)

Kevin Durant: All-Star MVP

Kevin Durant won the MVP award
Kevin Durant won the MVP award

Kevin Durant was chosen the All-Star game MVP for his performance in the third and fourth quarter that turned the tide for Team LeBron. He scored 31 points to go with 7 rebounds and 2 assists. He shot 10 of 15 from the field (a field goal percentage of of 66.7%) and scored 6 of 9 three-pointers.

Field Goals: 10/15 (FG% - 66.7%), Rebounds: 7, Assists: 2, Steals: 1, Blocks: 2, Three points: 6/9 (3P% - 66.7%)

Curry's Epic Bounce Pass

Stephen Curry might have had a poor night overall, but he made the highlight reel in style. Team Giannis was leading 71 - 57 in the first quarter when Curry set up a Giannis dunk with an epic bounce pass.

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