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Team LeBron beats Team Giannis in heated, exciting All-Star Game

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In what was easily the best NBA All-Star game in recent memory, Team LeBron edged Team Giannis by a hair, 157-155, during the 2020 All-Star Game at the United Center on Sunday night.

Apart from taking home the ultimate bragging rights, the LeBron James-captained group also won a cool $300,000 to donate to their charity of choice, the Chicago All-Stars.

Following a new format in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, this year’s iteration of the mid-season NBA spectacle would have certainly made the Black Mamba proud in terms of the overall intensity and competitiveness of the exhibition game.

The game heated up in the fourth period, as both teams raced to get to 157 points first. Both squads were locked in on defense as they both got close to the targeted score down the stretch.

Hard fouls — which we almost never see in a typical All-Star game — were aplenty. The referees blew their whistles more than usual, which was another oddity in an NBA All-Star match.

But it was Team LeBron, who were donning No.2 jerseys in honor of Kobe’s late daughter Gianna, who rose to the occasion and came out victorious in a night filled with stars.

James’ Lakers teammate Anthony Davis came through in the clutch, sealing the win with a crucial free throw. After getting a mismatch with Kyle Lowry, The Brow took it hard to the paint and was rewarded two freebies.

He surprisingly missed the first one, leaving everyone on the arena on the edge of their seats. The Chicago-native came through on the second one and gave his team a satisfying victory over Team Giannis.