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Team LeBron Edges Team Stephen in Nail Biting All-Star Game

Team LeBron Edges Team Stephen in Nail Biting All-Star Game

The teams were also financially incentivized by the league.

Fans hoping for a more competitive game under the new format, especially with boosted player incentives (player and charity payouts), would not be disappointed down the stretch.

"It was a great weekend and we capped it off the right way", said James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who was also named Most Valuable Player for the third time in his career.

"That was great defense by myself", said a grinning Durant.

"They put on a show, but they gave the crowd something to root for rather than just wilding with dunks and lobs", said Paul George, who scored 16 points for Team LeBron.

The commissioner doesn't know what a televised All-Star Game draft would include, but added that he and the union "will figure it out".

"A few of us took it personal and kept the game at a pretty high level", Irving said about the intensity and high-level of unusual defense play.

However, there will be a handful of other teams that will likely pursue James, such as the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, and New York Knicks.

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LeBron James reveals who he took with his first four picks in the All-Star draft. Curry pumped but brought the ball back down - perhaps not expecting a trap so early on but James, after facing Curry in the NBA Finals in each of the last three years, knew better.

Team LeBron upstaged Team Stephen 148-145 in the NBA All-Star Game Sunday in a thrilling duel that featured spectacular plays at both ends of the court by the game's premier players. James could opt in to the final year of his current deal - putting the pressure on Dan Gilbert & Co.to continue to make moves around him to stay competitive - or sign a five-year max deal worth over $205M, a difference of $50M compared with what James could get from a different team. "If you are able to have accolades along the journey then that is cool and this is one of them". "I was just trying to make a play and nothing surfaced".

With 10.7 seconds remaining and down by three points, Steph Curry had the chance to send the match into overtime only to be denied by the collective defensive stop of Kevin Durant and LeBron.

DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers tied for the lead on Curry's team with 21 points.

Each member of the winning team will receive $100,00, while the losing squad will each get $25,000.

Retired NBA icon Shaquille O'Neal kicked things off before the game, imploring fans outside the STAPLES Center to get loud with his trademarked rally cry, "Can you dig it!"

After the theme of the weekend was the Lakers' pursuit of Paul George, the fans on hand didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for the player many think could collude with James and land in L.A. next summer.

Kevin Durant (14 points) and Bradley Beal (14 points) have been the next most prolific on Team LeBron.


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