ATLANTA, GA. — In a night that was filled with highlights from the league’s brightest stars, none were brighter than two time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis finished the night with 35 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.
Giannis Goes Perfect
All-Star games are known to have little effort through the first three quarters of play. One thing that you can count on is that there will be a lot of highlight plays, and deep three pointers attempted. With that said, another thing you can always count on in All-Star games is that Giannis is going to play hard throughout the entire game. This year’s game was no different.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had an insanely good shooting night from the floor. Antetokounmpo went 16-16 from the field, including 3-3 from the three point line. Giannis played just over 19 minutes in this game. The bank was open on a Sunday night for Giannis as two of his threes were banked in beautifully!
After Sunday night’s game, Giannis is now averaging 28.8 points per game in the five All-Star games thus far in his career. That is the highest All-Star game average for points in the league’s history.
Other Notable Stars
Although Giannis took home the Kobe Bryant MVP trophy, there were certainly other contenders. Warriors guard Stephen Curry had 28 points, going 8-16 from three. Blazers guard Damian Lillard had himself a great scoring night as well. Lillard ended the night with 32 points, including 11 in the final period.
For Team Durant, Nets teammates Kyrie Irving and James Harden were strong for the team. Irving finished the night with 24 points and 12 assists, Harden had 21 points, respectively. Bradley Beal led Team Durant with 26 points.
After The Break!
Moving forward, the Bucks(22-14) will return from the All-Star break on Thursday when they host the New York Knicks(19-18). Catch the game on Fox Sports Wisconsin (7:00 P.M CT).
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