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Late rally helps Team LeBron beat Team Giannis

Team LeBron took home a victory in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, beating Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday.

LeBron James’ squad trailed Team Giannis by 13 at half-time but tallied a 50-point third quarter and pulled away for the win at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kevin Durant scored 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Team LeBron to earn MVP honours while James chipped in 19 points. Antetokounmpo registered a game-high 38 points and added 11 rebounds in the losing effort.

Here are seven crazy stats, thanks to Opta, from Team LeBron’s victory.


15 – James started his 15th straight All-Star Game. That is the most consecutive starts in the game’s history.

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28 – Team Giannis scored 53 first-quarter points. Milwaukee Bucks team-mates Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for 28 of those.

30 – Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki, who was named to the roster as a special addition, hit two deep three-pointers in the first quarter. It is the first time he has ever knocked down two jumpers from 30-feet away or more in the same game.

362 – James now has 362 career All-Star Game points, which is the most ever.

16 – There were 16 players who reached double-figure scoring totals. Five players scored at least 20 points.

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168 – The teams combined to jack up 168 three-pointers in the matchup. They connected on 62 of those attempts. Both of those numbers are All-Star Game records.

2 – James has now led a team to a win in the last two All-Star Games. Team LeBron defeated Team Stephen 148-145 in 2018.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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