The Brightest Stars ⭐️

February 21, 2022 The Brightest Stars ⭐️

By: Carlos Alvarez

Team LeBron Wins on LBJ’s Game-Winner; Steph Curry (50 Points) Breaks All-Star Game 3-Point Record

The 2022 NBA All-Star Game brought a thrilling exhibition to Cleveland for the league’s 75th anniversary celebration on Sunday night. Team LeBron defeated Team Durant (163-160) thanks to LeBron James’ step-back game-winner to hit the target score. Akron’s native son returned to Northeast Ohio with a bang, getting the win and the game-winner in a dramatic finish. Golden State’s Steph Curry won the MVP after dropping 50 points — just two points shy of the All-Star Game record — including a record-setting 16 3-pointers.


How the 4th Quarter Was Won

Both teams split quarters one and two before tying in the third period. That left the fourth quarter for all the marbles with the 24-point target score in honor of Kobe Bryant. Team LeBron led the way through the fourth as Curry hunted the All-Star points record, but fell short. On the final play, LeBron nailed a step-back to call game.


NBA All-Star Stats (Top Performers)

*S. Curry (GSW): 50 points (16-for-27, 3-pt)

J. Embiid (PHI): 36 points, 10 rebounds

G. Antetokounmpo (MIL): 30 points, 12 rebounds

L. James (LAL): 24 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists

*All-Star Game MVP


Watch: 2022 NBA All-Star Game Highlights

Watch: Steph Curry Drops 50 Points With 16 3s


All-Star Weekend Highlights

Dunk Contest

Winner: Obi Toppin (NYK)

3-Point Contest

Winner: Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)

Skills Challenge

Winner: Cleveland Cavaliers


Additional Storylines

SI: 2022 NBA All-Star Game: Handing Out Grades for Each Player

CBS Sports: Stephen Curry Earns All-Star Game MVP After Demolishing Record for Most 3s

USA Today: NBA Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Gathering of Greatest Players Ever


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