Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night in the NBA all-star game.
Team LeBron trailed by 18 points in the first half, but battled back in the third quarter to take the lead behind the sharpshooting of Klay Thompson and Damian Lillard. Thompson had 20 points and Lillard 18.
The Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard had 19 points in 19 minutes for Team LeBron.
James Harden sealed the win with a three-pointer with 46 seconds left putting Team LeBron up by 16.
Antetokounmpo finished with 38 points and 11 rebounds to lead his team, while Bucks teammate Khris Middleton added 20 on six three-pointers. Stephen Curry had 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in his return to Charlotte but was 4-of-17 from the three-point range.
Toronto’s Kyle Lowry had three points and three assists in 13 minutes.