He just couldn't miss!
Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounkpo was unstoppable in Atlanta, being named NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP, as Team LeBron cruised to a 170-150 win over Team Durant.
Antetokounmpo poured in 35 points, seven rebounds and three assists, shooting a perfect 16-of-16 from the field and 3-of-3 from beyond the arc. His perfect effort is the best field goal percentage in an All-Star Game ever, with a minimum of 10 attempts, per ESPN Stats & Info.
His 16th field goal of the night, came on a 3-pointer off the glass...even Reggie Miller and co. couldn't believe it!
GIANNIS IS ON 🔥- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
16-16 from the field #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/jH178ucAb9
Antetokounmpo is the first European player to be named All-Star Game MVP and the first player since Kobe Bryant to win the award as reigning league MVP (2007-08 MVP, 2009 ASG).
Winning all four quarters, Team LeBron raised $1.25 million for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, while Team Durant earned $500,000 for the United Negro College Fund.
Giannis wins the Kia Kobe Bryant #NBAAllStar Game MVP 🏆 pic.twitter.com/kFGN2sYPCy- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
"It's fun," Giannis said post-game. "I was happy, my teammates had fun and just being around great players, its just easy to play with."
Damian Lillard added 32 points for Team LeBron, including the game-winner from deep, while Steph Curry finished with 28 points, burying eight 3-pointers on the night.
DAME TIME TO WIN IT ⌚️#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/YQDQ32lYeG- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
Six players scored in double figures for Team Durant, led by26 points from Bradley Beal and 21 points piece from Jayso Tatum and James Harden.
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