Sports 170: 150! Team LeBron remains undefeated - Giannis becomes MVP

10:53  08 march  2021
10:53  08 march  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

Antetokounmpo scores 38 as Bucks outlast Pelicans 129-125

  Antetokounmpo scores 38 as Bucks outlast Pelicans 129-125 MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points, Khris Middleton added 31 and the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 129-125 on Thursday night. It was the fourth straight win for the Bucks, who finished their first half of the season in third place in the Eastern Conference. Zion Williamson scored 34 points and Brandon Ingram added 23 for the Pelicans, who had won two straight. The Bucks won their previous three games by an average of 17.7 points. In those games, Antetokounmpo averaged 34.7 points, 15 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals. But Thursday’s game was tight. There were 15 ties and 23 lead changes.

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were captains for the second straight season. The rosters for the 2020 NBA All-Star game are now set. After leading all players in fan votes, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were named captains for the second straight season, and on Thursday night the captains got to pick their teams . For those that don't remember the rules of the draft, here's a quick refresher: James and Antetokounmpo both made their picks without regard for a player 's conference affiliation or position and each chose 11 total players to complete their 12-man rosters.

May kulang 30 games pa ang natitira pero mukhang sina Lebron James at Giannis Antetokounmpo nalang ang naglalaban para sa MVP award. If you like this video

LeBron James remains undefeated as captain of an all-star team, MVP at the meeting of the best in Atlanta became a perfect Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Kapitän, MVP, Dreier-Schütze: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo und Stephen Curry (v.l.) zählten zu den Protagonisten in Atlanta. © Getty Images (3) Captain, MVP, three-way shooter: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Stephen Curry (from left) were among the protagonists in Atlanta.

Despite criticism of an NBA all-star game amid the corona pandemic from Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James, the latter, superstar and master maker of the Los Angeles Lakers, had a lot of fun. "King James" recorded the fourth win in his fourth game as captain of an All-Star team in Atlanta with the 170: 150 against Team Durant and especially celebrated the interaction with Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. "That was the first time I was on a team with Steph and it was an honor. It was great to be out there with Steph and Giannis on the field," said James immediately after the final litter at the State Farm Arena.

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With most teams having completed around 65 games, we have a good sample size to make our decisions. The competition for MVP , once seemingly safely in the hands of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo , heated up in the months leading up to the shutdown thanks to a tremendous stretch from Lakers star LeBron James . While Rookie of the Year was a landslide, the races for Most Improved Player , Sixth Man of the Year and Executive of the Year had plenty of worthy candidates, and there was a two-man competition for Defensive Player of the Year between Antetokounmpo and a

After squaring off with Team Curry in 2018 and Team Giannis in 2019 and 2020, now Team LeBron will take on Team Durant as Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant finished with the most votes in the Eastern Conference. He will miss the game due to injury, selecting a squad that he will not be able to play with. • One of two players (along with Anthony Davis, who will miss All-Star due to injury) to average at least 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. • Leads the NBA in fast break points (5.3 per game) and ranks second in the league in points in the paint (17.4 ppg). • Owns the highest scoring average in

Giannis hits 16 of 16

Even while the outstanding Giannis Antetokounmpo was recognized by the Milwaukee Bucks as the most valuable player in the All-Star game and thus honored for the 35 points and a perfect rate of 16 hits in 16 throws, James was already showering appeared at his press conference. With all the joy of the sometimes spectacular basketball of his team around him, Curry, Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic from the Dallas Mavericks: Every additional minute break until the start of the second half of the season with the Lakers was worth the 36-year-old superstar's quick goodbye. Only Mike Conley (Utah Jazz) from the Durant team also played fewer minutes than James.

"All in all, I would say the league did a good job. We as players did our job too and are now preparing for the second half of the season," said James. The fact that the players had to move to Atlanta after the shortest summer break in NBA history in the pandemic instead of being able to use the days to regenerate, national player Dennis Schröder's teammate had clearly criticized in recent weeks. For the NBA, the game is very important for financial reasons.

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Team LeBron is officially on a winning streak at the NBA All-Star Game. The LeBron James-captained side won this year's version of the annual event over Team Giannis 178-164 Sunday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. James' squad defeated a team captained by Stephen Curry in last year's All-Star Game, which was the first with the new conference-less format that makes the top vote-getter from each Captain Giannis Antetokounmpo spearheaded his team with 38 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, but it wasn't enough to overcome the second-half blitz from Team LeBron .

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Barber positive: Simmons and Embiid are not allowed to participate

The fact that Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were told by the Philadelphia 76ers on the morning of the 70th edition that they were not allowed to play seemed to confirm the critics. According to US media reports, her hairdresser has tested positive for the corona virus. But there has never been any contact with the other professionals.

Curry hadn't been a fan of the event this year either. "That was obviously a tightrope act," said the 32-year-old. "Mission accomplished, it seems." The build-up player was able to make friends with the format: "Having everything in one evening is kind of cool." He just missed the fans a lot. According to the broadcasting TV station TNT, 2500 people were in the hall, mainly families and friends of the players.

CP3 on Curry - Alley oop!

Curry had a lot of fun on the pitch. With teammate Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers, most successful thrower in Kevin Durant's selection with 32 points), he fought an internal competition for the three-point from the greatest distance. After a template from Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns), the only 1.90 meter tall Curry managed an alley oop, seconds later Curry retaliated and made Paul a template, which the 1.85 meter tall guard caught in the air and completed into a dunk . "That was the only one that was choreographed tonight," reported Curry.

In the three-way competition before the game, Curry had already shown his whole class and won for the second time since 2015 - in the final against Conley. Domantis Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers won the "Skill Contest" on the course with different tasks. Anfernee Simons of the Portland Trail Blazers won the slam dunk contest at halftime. On the last try, he almost kissed the ring.

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