Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns scored 11 points in 11 minutes. It's been argued that the Pelicans might be best served not playing Davis, though the National Basketball Association - which has already fined the 2017 All-Star MVP for saying he wanted a trade - would surely come down hard if they sat him for no reason. "We were just here to get ready for this game today and that's really what we did". As a six-time National Basketball Association champion and Finals MVP, you might even say he's the best ever.
Former Blazers great Clyde Drexler holds the record for most points in an All-Star Game by a Portland player with 25 in 1992.
In his 17 minutes, the Sixers point guard sported the second highest plus-minus in the game at plus-19.
James and Antetokounmpo are serving as team captains in the NBA All-Star Game 2019, and they picked players for their teams in a draft held in early February. "They got hot and took it away from me", Antetokounmpo said after Team LeBron's Durant clinched the Most Valuable Player award with 31 points. The freakishly long Greek star slammed Curry's unconventional alley-oop pass home, with both benches reacting in disbelief.
LeBron James and his troops were run off the floor in the first half, but settled and took control in the second half.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has 20 points -most of those coming on dunks- to lead all scorers as his team leads Team LeBron 95-82 at halftime of Sunday night's All-Star game.
For the first time in his career, Kemba was named an All-Star starter.
Davis is 6-foot-10 and averaging 28.1 points and 12.9 rebounds, as well as 2.5 blocks.
Ordinarily "Splash Brothers" in Golden State, Curry went splat - courtesy of Klay Thompson.
North Carolina native Anthony Hamilton sang the USA national anthem with a soulful twist that drew comparisons to Marvin Gaye's legendary version during the 1983 All-Star Game. I also get that the Pelicans seemingly did not want to give into the Lakers, as it seems as if Davis has been planning to team up with LeBron James the second he signed in LA.
And just like that Team LeBron has come roaring back into the contest as Damian Lillard goes scorched earth from beyond the arc! Maybe them playing together was avoided on objective. Nowitzki had one of the lines of the day when he sat down for his final all-star media availability: "Good morning, I'm getting old".
Marc Stein of the New York Times told ESPN Radio prior to the game that it was "nonstop Anthony Davis talk" during the weekend's festivities.
It's a message Sonya says is well overdue and the group needed to hear because "there has been a lot of separation over the last couple of years I feel like just in our world".