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NBA All-Star Game 2021: Damian Lillard's half-court dagger caps-off Team LeBron's 170-150 victory over Team Durant

Damian Lillard brought 'Dame Time' to the All-Star Game in Atlanta, capping off a 170-150 win by knocking down the dagger from half-court.

Lillard's 32 points, in 21 minutes, are the most-ever scored by a Portland Trail Blazer in All-Star Game history. He was one of six Team LeBron players in double figures.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, named Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP, led all scorers in the game with his 35 on a perfect 16-of-16 shooting from the field.

Stephen Curry poured in 28 in 22 minutes while Chris Paul dished out 16 assists - putting him one ahead of Magic Johnson for the most career assists in All-Star Game history.

It was a 21-2 run, late in the second quarter, with Curry, Paul, and Lillard on the floor that really opened up the game.

Team LeBron won every single quarter and were the first to reach the target score of 170 points - a total decided after adding 24, in memory of the late great to Kobe Bryant, to the combined score of Team LeBron through three quarters - 146.

By doing so, they earned a total of $1.25 million for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. With the win, LeBron James is now 4-0 as Captain in the All-Star Game.

Meanwhile, on Team Durant, the league's leading scorer Bradley Beal was top-scorer with 26 (10-16 FGs). A total of seven players scored in double figures for Team Durant as they won $500,000 for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

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