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.
Dame from halfcourt at Dame time.- NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2021
Ballgame.@Dame_Lillard (32 PTS, 8 3PM) wins the #NBAAllStar Game in #PhantomCam. pic.twitter.com/3ecA1Vtnc4
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.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points on 16-16 shooting in the 2021 #NBAAllStar game.- NBA History (@NBAHistory) March 8, 2021
That is the most makes without a miss over an entire All-Star game. The previous record was held by Hal Greer going 8-8 in 1968. pic.twitter.com/Rr4AV38coS
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.
DAME, STEPH BACK-TO-BACK FROM HALFCOURT.. FLIP THE CHANNEL TO #NBAALLSTAR ON TNT!- NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2021
Unlimited range from the NBA's two leaders in threes made! 🎯 pic.twitter.com/qeVGcLIo0Y
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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