Team LeBron defeated Team Giannis 157-155 in the revamped NBA All-Star Game in Chicago on Sunday.
Unlike previous years, every quarter counted in the name of charity at the United Center, where the new format was unveiled for the showpiece event.
Each of the first three quarters started with the score at 0-0 and lasted the standard 12 minutes, with the game clock turned off for the final period and a final target score set.
The cumulative score of the first three quarters was 133-124 in favour of Team Giannis. The final target score was set by taking the leading team’s cumulative score and adding 24 – the 24 representing Kobe Bryant’s jersey number.
LeBron James and his team earned bragging rights in the 69th edition of the All-Star Game – hometown hero and Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis (20 points) making one of two free throws to beat Giannis Antetokounmpo’s side.
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