The NBA All-Star weekend culminated with the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. This season the game had a new selection process. The top-two vote recipients from the East and West, in this case, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, drafted their teammates. Team LeBron won the game 148-145. LeBron James was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. He finished the night with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. Kevin Durant filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, three triples, three steals, and a block.
Team Stephen was led by Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan who both scored 21 points each.
Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul George, Andre Drummond, Kemba Walker, Goran Dragic, Victor Oladipo, Bradley Beal
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, James Harden, Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan, Al Horford, Draymond Green, Karl-Anthony Towns, Kyle Lowry, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler
As always, the All-Star Game was more of a celebratory display of fancy passing, dunks, and wild shots. All told, the players still managed to keep the game competitive and exciting.
Donovan Mitchell won the slam dunk contest. Devin Booker won the 3-point shootout. Spencer Dinwiddie won the skills challenge. Bogdan Bogdanovic was named MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge as Team World defeated Team USA, 155-124.