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NBA All-Star Game 2021: Live updates, score, stats and highlights

An entertaining 2021 NBA All-Star Game came to an end with a half-court bomb from Damian Lillard, as Team LeBron won all four quarters and claimed victory by reaching first to the target score of 170.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP, led all scorers with 35 points, scoring them while setting the record of efficiency at 16-of-16. Lillard finished with 32 in 20 minutes off the bench as six Team LeBron members finished in double figures.

Team Durant scored 150, led by 26 from Bradley Beal as seven players finished in double figures.

Scroll below for a running diary of the 70th NBA All-Star Game:

Fourth Quarter: Team LeBron 170, Team Durant 150

Team Durant showed plenty of fight in the fourth, including a 9-0 run, but couldn't stop Team LeBron which earns a total of $750,000 for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

The Final Target Score is set by taking the leading team's cumulative score and adding 24 - the 24 representing Kobe Bryant's uniform number. FINAL TARGET SCORE: 170

Third Quarter: Team LeBron 46, Team Durant 45 (Total Score: LBN 146, DRT 125)

A Donovan Mitchell buzzer-beater caps-off the third quarter. Team LeBron win this one as well, adding another $150,000 for Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Seven minutes into the second half, Giannis Antetokounmpo is a perfect 16-of-16 from the field for 35 points! Team Durant leads 31-28 in the third quarter but trail 128-111 on the overall scores

Second Quarter: Team LeBron 60, Team Durant 41 (Total Score: LBN 100, DRT 80)

A huge 21-2 run opens the game up for the Team LeBron as they open the game up, ensuring another $150,000 for Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Curry is going for the MVP, drops another long-range bomb! Team LeBron leads 40-33 in the second quarter and 80-72 overall.

A couple of thunderous Zion dunks has Team Durant up 24-22 and 63-62 overall.

Regular season, Playoffs, All-Star Game - A LeBron one-handed hammer in transition is more or less guaranteed

First Quarter: Team LeBron 40, Team Durant 39

At the end of the first quarter 12, Team LeBron is up which means $150,000 for Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Curry leads the way with 12 points - all on 3-pointers.

Stephen Curry carrying the red-hot shooting form from the 3-point shooting contest to the All-Star Game.

In what's been an entertaining game to say the least, Team LeBron 23-20 at the game's first timeout.

Pregame

The NBA continues paying tributes to HBCU this All-Star Weekend, as each All-Star Team is introducted with the help of marching bands from HBCU's.

In the lead-up to the All-Star Game, here's a special conversation between Vice-President Kamala Harris and Michael B. Jordan

- Zion Williamson will replace Joel Embiid in the starting lineup for Team Durant, the NBA announces . Embiid and Ben Simmons have been ruled out for health and safety protocols.

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