Brian Mahoney, Associated Press
CLEVELAND – Stephen Curry showed the best long-range shot in the history of the All-Star Game, then LeBron James won another victory.
Curry made a record 16 3-pointers and scored 50 points before James made a turning point that gave LeBron’s side a win over Durant’s team on Sunday night with a score of 163-160.
Curry needed another three-pointer to break Anthony Davis ’record of 52 points, but missed the final attempt. But due to the fact that James ’team needed a basket to reach the target score of 163 points, they could not afford to continue to feed Curry.
So James rose from the depths on the right to win, making it 5-0 in a format where leaders were gaining votes in every draft team conference.
Janice Atetokunmpa had 30 points, and James finished 24th in his old home. Joel Embide led the Duran team with 36 points.