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Hawks' Trae Young drains half-court shot in 2020 NBA All-Star Game

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young sank a deep half-court shot before halftime during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night at the United Center in Chicago.

Young, playing on Team Giannis, received a pass from Rudy Gobert after a defensive rebound. The young guard took one dribble before launching a half-court heave from the logo in the center of the court.

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Toronto Raptors forward and teammate Pascal Siakam was under the basket and watched as the moonshot entered the hoop without touching the rim.

The deep 3-pointer gave Team Giannis a 51-30 win in the second quarter under the new All-Star Game format. Team LeBron earned a 53-41 victory in the first quarter.

After the first two quarters of play, Team Giannis held a 92-83 advantage. Young recorded eight points, seven assists and three rebounds in 10 minutes of action in the opening half.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo led his team with 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting. Kawhi Leonard led Team LeBron with a game-high 25 points and a team-best six assists.

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