Stephen Curry scored 50 points and set an All-Star Game record as Team LeBron claimed a 163-160 win over Team Durant.
Curry, finished with 16 three-pointers, setting a record for the most in an All-Star quarter. The previous record in an All-Star game was nine, set by Paul George in 2016.Curry, who was two points short of the scoring record set by Anthony Davis in 2017, won the Kobe Bryant Trophy as the All-Star Game’s most valuable player.
Curry surpassed Ray Allen at the top of the the all-time list for threes made and was honored as a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team at half-time.
James made 24 points for his side and Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, added 30 points and 12 rebounds.
Team Durant were led by the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, who recorded 36 points and 10 rebounds, while Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns contributed 20 points.
LeBron James also played in his 18th All-Star Game to sit one short of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record. The Los Angeles Lakers star made the game-winning shot on Sunday after his team had been set a target winning score of 163 in Cleveland.
To end All-Star Saturday night the New York Knicks‘ Obi Toppin beat out Golden State Warriors‘ Juan Toscano-Anderson in the final round of the Slam Dunk contest. It really came down to who could convert the most dunks, and when it was all said and done, Toppin was more consistent in both rounds.
Toppin was the runner-up in 2021, falling to the Portland Trail Blazers‘ Anfernee Simons, but walked away with the hardware this time around. He didn’t have much competition when he got to the final round, as Toscano-Anderson put up a score of just 39 on his first attempt, then failed to nail a dunk on his second one, taking the pressure off of Toppin to win it.
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