The 2019 NBA All-Star weekend culminated on Sunday with the main event, the NBA All-Star Game. As expected, the fans were treated to some entertaining basketball as some of the league’s most popular and talented stars took to the court.
At the end of it all, Team LeBron wound up taking home the trophy with a 178-164 win. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who were the top vote-getters in the West and East respectively, drafted their teams for the game. Here are the teams as drafted by the two superstars:
|Team LeBron||Team Giannis|
|Kevin Durant||Joel Embiid|
|LeRon JAmes||Paul George|
|Kawhi Leonadrd||Stepehn Curry|
|James Harden||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Kyrie Irving||Kemba Walker|
|Reserves|| Reserves |
|Anthony Davis||Khris Middleton|
|Klay Thompson||Nikola Jokic|
|Damian Lillard||Russell Westbrook|
|Ben Simmons||Blake Griffin|
|LaMarcus Aldridge||D’Angelo Russell|
|Karl-Anthony Towns||Nikola Vucevic|
|Bradley Beal||Kyle Lowry|
|Dwayne Wade||Dirk Nowitzki|
|Coach: Mike Malone (Denver Nuggets)||Coach: Mike Budenholzer (Milwaukee Bucks)|
Towards the end, Team LeBron overcame a 20-point deficit to complete a comeback win. Warriors’ forward was named the game’s MVP. He finished the game with 31 points, six 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks. He’s only the fourth player in Warriors’ history to be named the All-Star Game MVP, joining Paul Arizin (1952), Wilt Chamberlain (1960) and Rick Barry (1967).
Giannis Antetokounmpo led his team with 38 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers and one steal.