NBA All-Star Game: Simmons shines, Embiid struggles

Malone's squad, handpicked by Lakers forward LeBron, the game's leading vote-getter featured a starting lineup that included superstars James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in addition to LeBron James.

Team LeBron won the game behind the 3-point line, knocking down 35 of an All-Star-game record 91 attempts from deep.

After hitting one particular three-pointer in the second half, he got plenty of love from players on both teams.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, appearing in his fourth All-Star Game, finished with 18 points in 25 minutes off the bench.

Anthony Davis' trade list was the biggest story to emerge from NBA All-Star media day in Charlotte, and Celtics fans were temporarily celebrating when news broke that the team joined Davis' list of preferred destinations - only for Davis to tell reporters that he's willing to play anywhere. Stephen Curry had 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in his return to Charlotte but was 4-of-17 from the three-point range.

The All-Star game will have five first-timers on the roster, with Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic selected from the Western Conference, while the East has four of their own - Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic, Brooklyn Nets' D'Angelo Russell, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, and Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton.

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Iverson expresses his great fondness of Curry's game as the two embrace. I think tanking make sense as a one time event when you have a team of veterans whose window has closed and no flexibility (like the Grizzles now), but you should be trying to move forward after that. "LeBron made my words known, they watched the concert, and they came out and played great". Davis said that he plans to test free agency in the summer of 2020 regardless of wherever he lands, and when asked about the Celtics, Davis confirmed that Boston is on his "list". "I always said he pushed me to be the player in '11 to ultimately win". Team Giannis went 27 of 77 from long range. "For it to be my first All-Star experience is special, and being close to home makes it even more".

George may be having the best all-around season in the National Basketball Association.

And he was reflective, retracing his 21-year journey from Wurzburg, Germany, to the No. 7 scorer in National Basketball Association history.

The three-time All-Star was admittedly nervous in his first two All-Star Games, but seized a leadership role this time around. And Curry made the free throw to seal the four-point play.

"Some of the practices, the lifting all the stuff you have to do around the game to stay ready, that sometimes will get a little harder".

  • Lawrence Cooper