NBA All-Star Weekend Recap: Steph Curry shines as Team LeBron beat Team Durant while Karl-Anthony Towns wins 3-point contest

Steph Curry stole the limelight in Cleveland in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday night scoring 50 points which included SIXTEEN three pointers setting a new NBA All-Star record in the process.

Team LeBron came out victorious over Team Durant winning 163-160 with LeBron James himself hitting a fadeaway shot to secure the win for his side in the fourth quarter after they reached the winning target of 163 points. Curry who won the Kobe Bryant MVP award was only two points short of the all-time scoring record in NBA All-Star record which is held by Anthony Davis at 52 set back in 2017.

Curry who broke the three-point record in the NBA earlier this season surpassing Ray Allen shot 16 from 27 behind the line and missed an open three near the end of the game which would’ve seen him break Davis’ record as well as giving Team LeBron the victory.

‘This guy is from a different planet. He literally has an automatic sniper connected to his arm, and when he lets it go, not only himself, but everybody on the floor, in the stands, on TV, on their phones, whatever you are watching on, you think it’s going in every time,’ James said.

Joel Embiid high scored for Team Durant notching up 36 points and 10 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo who held the All-Star record for points per game prior to the weekend further improved on his average scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds in just 27 minutes.

Earlier in the weekend Karl-Anthony Towns won the three point contest making him the first and only center to win the contest beating the likes of Trae Young and Zach LaVine. Meanwhile Obi Toppin won the dunk contest on Saturday evening beating Juan Toscano-Anderson and Cole Anthony.

The opening night on Friday saw the celebrity match take place, featuring Machine Gun Kelly, Quavo and Myles Garrett. Later on in the night there was a Rising Stars match where Cade Cunningham, the number one overall pick of this year’s draft was named MVP with Team Barry coming out on top and beating Team Isiah in the final of a small tournament.

At half-time during the All-Star game there was a ceremony for the NBA 75th anniversary celebrating the best 75 players that the NBA has ever seen took place which included the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal just to name a few.

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