Team LeBron edges over Team Giannis in the 69th NBA All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago. Captained by LeBron James, Team LeBron sealed the win by 157-155 at the end with two free throws from Anthony Davis.
This is the third straight win for LeBron and is unbeaten since the NBA adopted the All-Star draft format in 2018. Team Giannis was captained by Giannis Antetokounmpo- second straight year.
Team LeBron wins the All-Star Game! pic.twitter.com/0m3Fv3wZeb
— ESPN (@espn) February 19, 2018
Team LeBron was trailing by 133-124 going to the fourth round but the last round was a little dramatic. Davis missed the first free throw but sank the second to seal the win after he was fouled by Kyle Lowry.
“I told my team I was going to miss the first one and put a little more pressure on myself here at home. So, I made the miss look good. Back rim. And then I went up to the line, crowd going crazy, Team Giannis booing me ... so I just wanted to make sure I put a little extra pressure on myself and knock down the second one.”
Davis told the TNT broadcast.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 17, 2020
Kawhi Leonard, who scored 30 points for the team was named the first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP and made eight 3-pointers to finish one shy of Paul George’s All-Star record in 2016. LeBron James scored 23 points while Anthony Davis finished with 20 points.