Curry Breaks All-Star Game Record
Written by: Andrew Felton
On Sunday night we witnessed some of the NBA's best come together, to face off in the 71st All-Star game, in Cleveland, Ohio. This game did not disappoint (unlike the dunk contest), with records being broken and a game winning shot from the King himself.
Team LeBron took on Team Durant in Cleveland, which saw Team LeBron take home the victory, leading LeBron James to a 5-0 winning record as captain in All-Star games.
This was a close game, split into four quarters of 12 minutes, with the team leading at the end of each quarter earning $100,000 for their Charity Beneficiaries and the winning team landing and extra $150,000. Team LeBron were playing for Kent State, I Promise Scholars Program and Team Durant playing for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. However, the final quarter is first to 24 points, honouring one of the greatest to play the game, Kobe Bryant.
The first quarter went to Team LeBron winning 47-45, second went the way Durant 49-46 and quarter three played out a 45-45 tie. In All-Star fashion, this game saw a moment that will be replayed over and over, with the score 160-161 in Team LeBron's favour, the ball was only going in the hands of one person and as DeMar DeRozan waved his team mates to the left side of the court and passed it to LeBron, he hit a fade away jumper, over Zach Lavine and Joel Embiid, in a stadium where he has created so much history, had so much triumph and hit multiple game winning shots, adding another special moment to his career and ending the game 160-163.
Team LeBron winning and James hitting the winning shot was not the highlight of this All-Star game, as Stephen Curry put on a show for the fans. Curry dropped 50 points, including an ASG record breaking 16 three point shots and taking home the first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award. Curry lit up the game, hitting three's from the logo, off one leg and even turning around to the crowd before the ball had gone through the hoop, showing what this game is about, playing with a smile and for the fantastic crowd (which booed him throughout the weekend) in the stadium.
With the All-Star weekend done for another year, thoughts will turn to the league and players trying to take their team to the playoffs.