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.
🚨⌚️ LOGO LILLARD CALLS GAME FROM HALFCOURT!- NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2021
Dame's 8TH three of the #NBAAllStar Game WINS it for #TeamLeBron! pic.twitter.com/9ZdsurzZBQ
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.
Spida from DEEP at the 3Q buzzer 🚨#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/TT5qvFGHVX- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
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
GIANNIS IS SHOOTING 16-16 FROM THE FIELD 🤯 pic.twitter.com/ivynKNVQs7- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 8, 2021
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.
STEPH & DAME FROM RANGE 🎯#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/YljaHKJ8fF- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
CURRY AND CP3 HAMMER IT HOME! TURN ON TNT NOW! 🤯- NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2021
Point guards getting UP in the #NBAAllStar Game! pic.twitter.com/421fsJhGwn
Curry is going for the MVP, drops another long-range bomb! Team LeBron leads 40-33 in the second quarter and 80-72 overall.
Stephen- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 8, 2021
Curry #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/dhtlTQsLAL
A couple of thunderous Zion dunks has Team Durant up 24-22 and 63-62 overall.
Zion out here rocking the rim 💪#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/ZeQtKTkwtM- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
Regular season, Playoffs, All-Star Game - A LeBron one-handed hammer in transition is more or less guaranteed
LeBron, SHEESH! 😤#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/emrYxOcyBG- NBA TV (@NBATV) March 8, 2021
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.
👀 the BEST PLAYS from the 1st quarter of the #NBAAllStar Game on TNT! pic.twitter.com/EmYSh5tizF- NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2021
Curry leads the way with 12 points - all on 3-pointers.
From the LOGO ‼️@StephenCurry30 || #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/vyhgWbDtHB- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 8, 2021
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.
NO- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 8, 2021
GRAMMY Award-winning rapper @common introduces the Clark Atlanta University (@CAU) philharmonic society's performance of Lift Every Voice and Sing.- NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2021
Watch the 2021 #NBAAllStar Game on TNT pic.twitter.com/jBvhK6rR7i
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.
Team LeBron is introduced with the help of the Florida A&M University (@FAMU_1887) Marching Band before the 2021 #NBAAllStar Game! pic.twitter.com/MmvNdcc9wC- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
Team Durant gets introduced with a performance from Grambling State University (@Grambling1901) Tiger Marching Band! #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/dIcj3jxZma- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
In the lead-up to the All-Star Game, here's a special conversation between Vice-President Kamala Harris and Michael B. Jordan
"I'm so happy that the NBA is celebrating our HBCUs."@VP Kamala Harris & @michaelb4jordan sat down for an important conversation ahead of the #NBAAllStar Game. pic.twitter.com/P1sHXSVn3I- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2021
- 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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