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Paul George, Team Giannis come up short after Team LeBron rally

Paul George, Team Giannis come up short after Team LeBron rally

Team LeBron of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game could be short a big man on Sunday night against Team Giannis.

As for the reserves, it'll be LaMarcus Aldridge, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Ben Simmons, Bradley Beal, Karl-Anthony Towns and Dwyane Wade for Team LeBron. Kevin Durant won the MVP honors for this All-Star Game over an also very deserving candidate in the Milwaukee Bucks superstar athletic forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. He's defending and scoring at a high level, and even defended more than most in the All-Star Game where zero defense is played.

Jokic, easily a Top-5 candidate for the Most Valuable Player award this season, is averaging 20.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game for the West's 2-ranked Nuggets.

Between the third and fourth quarters, Nowitzki and Wade were presented framed All-Star Game jerseys by the National Basketball Association. Durant also posted seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, and two turnovers.

Curry rewarded his captain for making him his first pick with a crowd-pleasing alley-oop bounce pass which the Greek dunked in emphatic fashion.

They both entered the game together with 56.6 seconds to play in the first quarter to a loud ovation, then both went off shooting threes. Maybe NBA teams should try to get him to perform at halftime more often. The Warriors star put on a sharpshooting show with countless three-pointers throughout the night to lead his team to an exciting win at Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

The three-time All-Star was admittedly nervous in his first two All-Star Games, but seized a leadership role this time around.




Childhood memories on the court were a few of the storylines surrounding Stephen Curry's homecoming.

The 53 points tied a one-quarter All-Star record as well, matching the total by the West in the third quarter of the 2016 games and by the East in the first quarter of the 2017 game.

But when Team LeBron used a flurry of 3s to get back into it, everyone on the bench was standing - sometimes running from the bench and onto the court during play, the celebrations a bit more exuberant than what's usually allowed. Averaging 27 points and almost 13 rebounds a game, Antetokounmpo is a force.

Durant went 4-for-4 from the field (3-for-3 from 3) in the fourth quarter as Team LeBron pulled away.

"It's about the best situation for me, the best fit for me", Davis said.

"Every one of them", Durant said, not offering any clues. "I think just being a leader of the team, it wasn't as tough as I thought because my teammates, the guys in the locker room encouraged me to step up and take it serious and play hard and help the team to win".

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