STEPHEN CURRY RAISES HIS 3 POINT RECORD AGAIN IN CLEVELAND Another All-Star victory for LeBron James.
The two Akron All-Stars had a good night in Ohio.
Curry remarked, “It’s just how it should go.”
Team LeBron beat Team Durant 163-160 on Sunday night, thanks to Stephen Curry’s historic long-distance shooting performance that turned the crowd’s boos into cheers.
Curry scored 50 points on 16 3-pointers, two fewer than Anthony Davis had previously set a record for. During a tense third quarter, he asked the coach on the bench how many points it would take.
After being recognized as part of a halftime ceremony honoring the NBA’s 75th-anniversary team, both players showed why they remain two of the game’s top players today.
When Curry missed his final 3-pointer, he missed the chance to overtake Davis as the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers. They could not afford to keep feeding Curry since James’ squad needed a basket to meet the aim of 163 points.
As a result, James was perfect in the format where the top vote-getters in each conference draught teams, sinking the game-winning three from deep on the right side.
The return of the All-Star Game to Cleveland was expected to be a big night for LeBron James. He is the greatest player in the history of the Cleveland Cavaliers club, leading them to their only NBA title in 2016.
For his part, Curry, who was born at the same Akron hospital three years later, co-starred with him.
It’s no surprise that I was named MVP; I put in a solid performance throughout the evening. According to Curry, “He hit the game-winning shot.”. This game was “very — can’t draw it up any other way” because of our series history and our connection to Akron.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points in the All-Star Game, bringing his average to 28.8 points per game, which was already the most in the history of the event. In his former residence, James completed 24. Joel Embiid scored 36 points for Team Durant.
Curry made 16 of 27 shots from beyond the arc, many of which were from a considerable distance away. Without even waiting to see if any went in, he ran backward and hurled more from the All-Star 2022 logo around midcourt.
23 feet separates the 3-point line from the rim. At one point in the third quarter, Curry had shot from 37, 33, and 34 feet.
It’s like he’s from another planet. “He has an automatic sniper hooked to his arm, and when he lets it go, not only himself, but everyone on the floor, in the stands, on TV, on their phones, whatever you are watching on, you think it’s going in every time,” James remarked.
Nine out of ten times and occasionally 10 out of ten times, it gets through. ” The way that kid from Akron shot the ball was incredible,” James recalled of his experience seeing him play. “It was a great experience.”
When he was introduced before the game, the Cleveland Cavaliers faithful booed him loudly, showing their displeasure with his role in Golden State’s three consecutive NBA Finals victories over their team from 2015 to 2018.
However, as the game progressed, the crowd became increasingly enamored with his performance, and the boos returned when he was awarded the MVP trophy, which will be titled in honor of Kobe Bryant in 2020, who won a record-tying four of them.
A new version of the Kobe Bryant Trophy was presented to Curry in front of an audience that included Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, who accepted the award on his behalf.
Only one of the 12 votes cast for the award went to Curry, with James receiving the other from a fan vote.
It was only fitting that James credited his game-winning shot to Jordan’s signature turnaround fadeaway, whom he introduced during the halftime ceremony. The Kent State I Promise Scholars Program, the charity James’ team was playing for, raised $450,000.
That’s what he wanted.” Everybody in Cleveland was pretty sure he was going to take it out,” Cleveland’s Darius Garland said. What do you call a fadeaway, you ask?” To win for the school, he had a deep desire. In the fourth quarter, that’s why he was working so hard.
In the fourth quarter, everyone was going all out to win. Even simply watching the crowd erupt in his hometown after that goal went in, it was a treat.”
Following an All-Star Game that was played in a nearly empty State Farm Arena in Atlanta due to the coronavirus epidemic in 2021, the game was held in front of an enthusiastic crowd in Indianapolis for the first time since then.
When it was James’ turn to be introduced, the crowd let out a roar, and James reacted with his own. LeBron’s home crowd roared again when he performed his trademark pregame powder toss and he scored nine points in the first quarter to help his team win 47-45.
As time passed, it evolved into a Curry show.
Team Durant won the second quarter, although he scored 18 points on 6-of-6 3-point shooting. In the third quarter, when the teams were tied 45-all, he poured it on with seven more three-pointers and 21 more points.
As NBA captains in 2018, James and Curry faced up against one other for the first time since the league abolished its regular East-West matchups. Two years after that, James defeated Antetokounmpo.
This time, he selected both of the NBA’s two-time MVPs, as well as reigning MVP Nikola Jokic. Kevin Durant, the team’s captain, was unable to play due to an injured left knee ligament, but his team won for the second year in a row.
Despite TNT reporting that Chris Paul will be out for at least six weeks with a right thumb injury, he played briefly. Paul covered his thumb with a bandage throughout his brief appearance.
It was a solid performance from both All-Stars for the Cavaliers: Garland scored 13 points and Allen blocked Embiid’s attempt when the game was knotted at 155. During a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, the duo played with James, Curry, and Antetokounmpo.
Team Durant was led by Devin Booker’s 20 points, LaMelo Ball’s 18, and Dejounte Murray’s 17 points.