Published: Fri, February 22, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

NBA All-Star Game: 5 best moments from Team LeBron’s 178-164 victory

NBA All-Star Game: 5 best moments from Team LeBron’s 178-164 victory

Matching that will Team Giannis' group of Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, Paul George and Kemba Walker.

When the 2019 Charlotte NBA All-Star Game seemed to lose competitiveness again as Team Giannis was up by 20 points in the first half, Team LeBron bounced back in the third quarter.

Both Antetokounmpo and Middleton continued their strong play into the second half, but struggles from their teammates coincided with the strong play of Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard to turn the game in Team LeBron's favor. Klay isn't likely to hear the end of that until the next All-Star Game, if he's lucky.

Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki played in what will likely be his final All-Star Game on Sunday night, and he lit it up from all over the floor. Team LeBron attempted 90 3-pointers (hitting 35), and the teams combined for 168 tries from deep.

"I'm going to keep getting better", Antetokounmpo said.

After the Celebrity Game, Rising Stars Challenge and now NBA All-Star Saturday Night are in the books, it's time for the main event in Charlotte.

He had taken some advice before the game about how to approach things from his brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who has won the last two MVP awards in the Greek League. The 24-6 run by Team LeBron, which turned a 118-100 deficit into a 124-124 tie, got players so riled up they were walking onto the court while celebrating.

In a star-studded game, rife with explosive performances, Houston Rockets guard James Harden posted a quiet 12-point total, the lowest among team LeBron starters. What initially seemed like it might be a surprisingly easy win for Team Giannis turned out to be the complete opposite once guys like Durant, Lillard, James and Kawhi Leonard caught fire, which coincided with the shots not falling from Curry and others. Fun was had by all.

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