Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Team LeBron used a 3-point barrage to rally for a 178-164 win over Team Giannis in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday at Spectrum Center in Charlotte.
Golden State Warriors forward and Team LeBron member Kevin Durant was named the game's MVP after scoring 31 points (10-of-15 shooting) with seven rebounds and two assists. It was Durant's second time being named the All-Star Game's Most Valuable Player.
Team Giannis raced to a 95-82 halftime lead behind Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo's first-quarter outburst. He recorded 16 points in the first frame, including his team's opening three buckets.
Antetokounmpo finished with a game-high 38 points with 11 rebounds and five assists.
Team LeBron connected on 38.9 percent (35-of-90) of its 3-point attempts, with a majority of those makes coming in the second half. LeBron's unit outscored Team Giannis 96-69 in the second half.
Irving had 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Wade tallied seven points, four assists and two boards in 10 minutes.