WATCH: Team Lebron spoils Giannis Antetokounmpo’s monstrous NBA All-Star performance

Kevin Durant won his 2nd All-Star MVP plum and helped Team Lebron dismantled Team Giannis, 178-164 on February 18, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Team Lebron spoils Giannis Antetokounmpo’s NBA All-Star performance
One last ride. Dwayne Wade lobs a pass to Lebron James for their last NBA All-Star together before “The Flash” hangs up his jersey by the end of the season. Photo Credit: NBA

Team Captain Giannis Antetokounmpo opened the 2019 All-Star book with a hard slam from the middle and followed it with an off-the-backboard dunk. Kawhi Leonard on the other hand, put Team Lebron James on the scoreboard from way downtown.

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The Milwaukee Bucks Forward, Antetokounmpo continued to destroy the rim with his thunderous and monstrous jams while Kevin Durant drained points from different angles of the floor for Team Lebron.

Surprisingly, Team Captain Lebron James was too timid in the opener and the reason why his rival-captain’s team was ahead by a double-digit with plenty of minutes left.

While Team Giannis was busy destroying the glass and rim, Team James was wasting buckets from the outside in attempt to get the score closer.

Dirk Nowitzki came in late in the first and drilled 2 consecutive 3-pointers to closed the quarter 53-37 in favor of Team Giannis. Nowitzki, together with Dwayne Wade were specially selected by the commissioner to join the annual festivity as an incentive to their upcoming retirement by the end of the season.

Vintage Dirk Nowitzki closed the quarter with seamless triples:

Team Lebron got more active offensively in the 2nd period as Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons ran the court together with James Harden.

Just as Team Lebron was peaking, Antetokounmpo himself along with Paul George kept the fans elated with their creative dunks which many believe are way better than yesterday’s slam dunk contest.

Team Captain Lebron James finally showed up and contributed 13 points but his effort was not enough to level with Team Giannis’ 95-82 domination at the end of the first half. Antetokounmpo led all players with 20 markers.

Dwayne Wade lobs a pass to Lebron James for a breakaway two-handed dunk:

Just moments after the 2nd half commenced, Team Lebron managed to cut the lead down to just 10.

It looked like Giannis Antetokounmpo will get the MVP as the lengthy All-Star continued to pile points under his name and his team once again, broke away from their rivals for another humongous advantage.

Giannis Antetokounmpo catches a bounced-pass from Stephen Curry for the one-handed jam:

Team Lebron’s Klay Thompson and Damian Lillard put on a show and rained threes to equalize the score at 124 with over 3 minutes left in the penultimate quarter.

At long last, Team Lebron got a taste of lead, 132-131 as the stars headed towards the final canto.

Fans were pleased as both squads traded multiple treys at the start of the fourth. Team Lebron however, maintained its slim lead before Team Giannis called for a ceasefire.

At the 2-minute mark, Team Lebron had an 11-point lead. Kyrie Irving and James Harden added more to seal the deal at 178-164. But it was Stephen Curry who stole the spotlight in the dying seconds as the Golden State shooter bounced the ball high on the floor and reverse-dunked it.

For the second straight year, Lebron James’ squad topped the NBA-All Star but the only difference is that MVP award went to Kevin Durant who became instrumental in their team’s comeback after being downed for so long.

— Joey Boy Capos, The Summit Express

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