The Last: Curry and James Lead Team LeBron to All-Star Victory

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Former NBA stars Davis Robinson, left, and Kareem Abdul Jabaar talk courtside during the skills challenge competition, part of the NBA All-Star Basketball Game Weekend, Saturday, February 19 2022, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Former NBA stars Davis Robinson, left, and Kareem Abdul Jabaar talk courtside during the skills challenge competition, part of the NBA All-Star Basketball Game Weekend, Saturday, February 19 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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The latest on Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game:

Steph Curry nearly eclipsed LeBron James’ comeback weekend by scoring 50 points with a memorable shooting display to lead Team LeBron to a 163-160 win over Team Durant in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. evening.

But while Curry made 16 3-pointers and was named the game’s MVP, it was James’ demise that handed his team victory in his 19th All-Star appearance.

James finished with 24 points.

Joel Embiid led the Durant team with 36 points.

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Steph Curry made a jaw-dropping 3-point display in the third quarter of the NBA All-Star Game with seven 3-pointers.

Moments after being honored as one of the league’s top 75 players, Curry showed how he helped change the game. Curry threw many of his 3-pointers from just feet inside the logo of the half court.

On one of his marks, Curry already turned around and was running to the other end before the ball went through the net.

Curry has scored 45 points — all on 3-pointers — over the first three quarters and eclipses LeBron James’ return to Cleveland.

The teams are tied in the third quarter. Team Durant enters the fourth quarter leading Team LeBron 139-138 with the first team at 163 earning the win.

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Steph Curry shrugged off boos from the Cleveland crowd and knocked down six 3-pointers in the second quarter of the NBA All-Star Game.

Curry, who was born near Akron in the same hospital as LeBron James, was met with negativity from the moment he took the stage for pregame introductions. Curry and the Golden State Warriors beat the host Cavs in three Finals.

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Team Durant won the second quarter 49-46 against Team LeBron. The score is reset after each quarter until the fourth.

Curry scored 24 points through the first two quarters to lead Team LeBron. James has 13 and Giannis Antetokounmpo 12.

Joel Embiid leads the Durant team with 17 points and Devin Booker has 16.

During a second quarter timeout, Phoenix goaltender Chris Paul received the inaugural Kobe & Gigi Bryant WBNA Advocacy Award for his contributions to the advancement of women’s basketball and league defense.

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LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo combined for 17 points as Team LeBron won the first quarter of the NBA All-Star Game 47-45 over Team Durant.

Greeted with a roaring ovation by Cleveland fans before the game, James didn’t disappoint his old home crowd with a thunderous dunk in the period.

NBA leading scorer Joel Embiid scored 11 points in the first to lead the Durant team.

The score will be reset after the first two quarters. After the third quarter, the teams will play to a target score to determine the winner.

Grizzlies top-flight goaltender Ja Morant had one of the brightest moments of the first quarter, catching an alley-oop pass and completing a dunk that could have won Saturday’s disappointing dunk contest evening.

Chicago’s Zach LaVine also delivered a 360-degree dunk for Team Durant.

The Cleveland crowd got what they came for as Cavaliers guard Darius Garland and center Jarrett Allen – both first-time All-Stars on the Durant team – both checked in during the first quarter.

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The NBA All-Star Game kicked off at a sold-out Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, where LeBron James is once again the main attraction.

James spent 11 seasons with the host Cavaliers, winning a title in 2016 and taking Cleveland to five Finals appearances in two stints. The 37-year-old is a three-time All-Star MVP winner and he is expected to put on a show in front of his fans in his home country.

James received a thunderous ovation during the pre-match introductions. The Cleveland crowd booed Golden State’s Steph Curry, who beat the Cavs in three finals.

Macy Gray, originally from Ohio, performed the national anthem accompanied by a guitarist. Ryland James sang “O Canada”.

Phoenix goalie Chris Paul is expected to play despite a thumb injury. TNT announced before the game that the 12-time All-Star will be out for 6-8 weeks.

The league will honor its 75th anniversary team with a special halftime ceremony. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving and Oscar Robertson are among the legends set to take part in the tribute.

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Returning to where he began his professional career, LeBron James will lead a powerful, hand-picked team in the All-Star Game, during which the league also honors its 75th anniversary team.

James is 4-0 since the league changed the format of play in 2018, allowing two captains to select teams from an all-star pool. James’ Team LeBron squad includes three other former league MVPs: Steph Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic.

James, now in his fourth season with the Los Angeles Lakers, played 11 years in Cleveland and led the Cavaliers to the 2016 title. The 37-year-old could add another MVP to his collection.

He will have to do so without Utah Jazz goaltender Donovan Mitchell, who will miss the game due to illness. Mitchell was scheduled to play for Team LeBron in his third All-Star appearance, but said he suffered from upper respiratory illness.

Kevin Durant is the team’s other captain, but won’t be able to play as the Brooklyn superstar is still out with a knee injury. The Durant team will feature NBA leading scorer Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers.

At halftime, the league will pay tribute to the legends of the game with up to 50 75th Anniversary members in attendance at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

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