ATLANTA (AP) – Even in the strangest game of all NBA stars, LeBron James Ames was still a perfect captain.
During the dominant run to close the first half, LeBron demonstrated its high-flying և long-distance skills by making 170-150 laps against Team Durant at the 70th Championship Inter-Season Show on Sunday night.
This belief was different from the previous 69.
Determined to display an exhibition that is huge for the global brand of television revenue,, the NBA staged the game mostly in an empty center, in an extravaganza designed to symbolize the coronavirus era.
Despite extensive security protocols, the two players did not even manage to report the game. Philadelphia stars Joel Embid և Ben Simmons have been ruled out because they were cut off by a hairdresser who tested positive for COVID-19.
After the game started, it fell just like all the previous three star outputs on the captain’s gauge. The highest number of votes cast at each conference is chosen by the teams owed by James Ames for all four years.
He is now 4-0. He defeated Stephen Curry’s squad in 2018, the teams selected by Milwaukee’s two-time MVP ian Anis Antetokunpo in the previous two years.
This time James Ames recruited his two former opponents to assemble a dominant detachment, which drove Ken Durant’s team.
Antetokounmpo was the game MVP of the game, scoring 16 out of 16 for 35 points, even making all three of his attempts beyond the 3-point mark.
“I’m just having fun,” said the Greek star. “Sometimes when you’re having fun, you don’t think about the outcome, you just let your instincts take over.”
Kari scored 28 points and Damian Lillard scored 32 points.
Carrie first won the 3-point contest, then 8 of 16 went beyond the bow of the game. Lillard matched him, scoring 16 out of 3 points.
Ames spent most of the night on the bench admiring his composing skills. He played less than 13 minutes, scored only four points, and did not return to the field in the second half.
Instead, he tied a snack to the bench.
“I think he has a future as a grandmaster,” said Lillard. “He always understands correctly.”
The only good thing for Durant. He did not have to take part in this shellacling, sitting on the field with a sick support.
Bradley Bill led Durant with 26 points.
Covering a history of historic colleges and universities, LeBron cleared the team for the first three quarters, the first to reach the final target, earning a total of $ 750,000 for its charity, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
At the end of the second quarter, the game got out of control.
Playing with little defense, the LeBron team took a turn for the worse. Chris Paul delivered the lobbies from behind, which shook Lillard և Karin. Then there was Paul at the time of the transfer of Carrie.
After showing that he can approach the blows, Tim LeBron heads the ball in the last seconds of the half.
Lillard came off the field with 3 points. Not counting the stone, he actually knocked someone down from the same place.
“It was a lot of fun,” Lillard said. “Steph and I are shooting a lot. We shoot the deep 3s. It was 3, 3, 3, 3, 3. “
The atmosphere at State Farm Arena was pretty awful compared to the usual All-Star game.
Instead of a crowded house with celebrities from List A, who were pyramids on the main chairs in the backyard, this game was a mess of hand-picked guests. They had a lot of space to spread in the 17,000-seat venue, which was essentially transformed into a giant television studio where socially distant audiences were far from the court.
Behind the benches were high-screen cameras. Vegas-style lights shone around the arena. The sound of the recorded crowd erupted on the sound system. The training was provided by the Atlanta Hawks, who had no players in the game but were represented by their cheerleaders, drum line and DJ.
To overcome fears that one of its biggest events will be the over-distribution of the virus that has killed more than half a million Americans, the NBA has reconciled its extravagant, lavish parties with closed streets and spectators.
This All-Star Game was for one night only, with a pair of skill competitions held just before the game և The Dunk Competition was pressed at half-time. Players flew on Saturday afternoons, mostly limited to the nearest hotel, except when on the field.
“This is a case where all the basketball players around the world come to a city,” said James Ames before the game. “We can sit down and go. Wow, this is a game we built.” It’s a beautiful weekend for all walks of life, on the floor դուրս off the floor.
“But I am sitting here in my hotel room, isolated. My family is not here. I am myself. It’s just something else, to put it mildly, compared to previous years. “
All-Star Weekend filled up in a matter of hours.
During the pre-match, Indiana striker Domantas Sabonis defeated Orlando center-back Nikola Vuեւevi-in the Skills Challenge to ransom last year’s final defeat to Bam Adebayo. Carrie then knocked out Utah Mike Conley to win the 3-point contest for the second time. The “Warriors” star added to the long-distance title he won in 2015.
In the Slam Dunk, Portland’s Anferny Simmons defeated New York Knicks rookie Obi Topin in a halftime, almost kissing the edge with his victory kick. Cassius Stanley of Indiana Pacers was eliminated in the opening round.
Durant team. New Orleans’ Sion Williamson started the game instead of Embiid. The striker of “Pelicans” had 10 points. … Durant’s team raised 72 3 points each, but scored only 27 (37.5%).
Tim LeBron. Paul had 16 assists. Իլ Lillard ended the game with another long 3-pointer. …… Ames scored 63.6% from the field, including 31 out of 31 points from 3 points.
The 71st all-star game will be played on February 20, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Game 2023 is set for Salt Lake City, followed by Indianapolis in 2024.
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