The second quarter ends and Team Durant takes this quarter 49-46 against Team LeBron.
Stephen Curry’s eighth triple!
LaMelo Ball, who entered this second quarter, already has 10 points.
Garland shines before his people with a three-pointer from the center of the field.
The second quarter began and, according to the format, everything from scratch again.
The first quarter ends 47-45 in favor of Team LeBron.
Luka Doncic appears on the scoreboard to put the score 47-45 in favor of Team LeBron.
Karl-Anthony Towns joins Team Durant and already has four points in a row. Team Durant comes back on the scoreboard (34-32).
Great dunk by Giannis and Team LeBron is already 27-23.
Great alley oop from Ja Morant after a pass from Trae Young.
Great dunk by LeBron James. His team is 14-9 in this first quarter.
Stephen Curry Triplet. And Trae Young responds.
And the first two points are from Giannis, from Team LeBron.
The NBA All Star Game 2022 is already played.
The players warm up on the pitch and are already getting ready for the ‘All-Star Game’.
The anthems of Canada and the United States were sung.
The crowd in Cleveland gives Captain LeBron James a standing ovation.
It is the turn of the presentation of Team LeBron.
The presentation of Team Durant begins.
LeBron James’ team will be left with 11 players at the end, after the loss of Donovan Mitchell. The Utah Jazz player will not be available tonight due to respiratory problems.
It will be the third NBA All Star Game to be held in Cleveland after the 1981 and 1997 editions.
We are minutes away from the start of the 2022 All-Star Game from Cleveland.
Last season, Team LeBron defeated Team Durant 170-150, with 35 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The protagonists of the NBA All Star Game 2022 are already in the dressing rooms of the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
The Los Angeles Lakers star has captained Team LeBron since 2018 and will look for his fifth straight win in 2022. In the past, he has faced teams led by Giannis Antetokounmpo (2019 and 2020), Stephen Curry 2018) and Kevin Durant (2021 and 2022).
LeBron James will seek his 5-0 mark with this All Star Game format, which has replaced the Conference duel since 2018. ‘The King’ has been captain in all the games played under this system.
Internationals Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic will start for Team LeBron and Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins will start for Team Durant. There will be two more foreigners on the bench: Slovenian Luka Doncic (Team LeBron) and Frenchman Rudy Gobert (Team Durant).
This All Star Game will also mark a milestone, as four of the ten starters are not from the United States, confirming the globalization of the NBA. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece), Joel Embiid (Cameroon), Nikola Jokic (Serbia) and Andrew Wiggins (Canada) will be the four starters for the match.
Tonight’s appointment will have a special flavor for the Lakers star, as he will return to his hometown, Cleveland, to which he gave his first and only title in history in the 2016 season.
Data prior to the NBA All Star Game 2022. At 37 years old, LeBron James will participate in his eighteenth All-Star Game, thus equaling Kobe Bryant in second place in the ranking of selections. He puts himself just one nomination away from catching up with Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
The format of the NBA All Star Game will once again pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, since the first three quarters will be played with an independent score (score not accumulated). The winning team of each quarter will receive an economic prize to donate to a local NGO. Already for the last quarter, the three results of each set will be added and 24 points will be added (Kobe Bryant’s number), so that the first team to reach the accumulated number will be the winner of the All Star Game. This last period will have no time limit.
On the Team Durant side, this is how they will take the field: Joel Embiid, Ja Morant, Jayson Tatum, Andrew Wiggins and Trae Young. The alternates will be LaMelo Ball, Devin Booker, Rudy Gobert, Dejounte Muray, Zach LaVine, Khris Middleton and Karl-Anthony Towns. As in the other two editions, Kevin Durant will not be able to play due to injury, Draymond Green is added to the casualty list.
The starting lineup for Team LeBron will be as follows: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen Curry, Demar DeRozan, Nikola Jokic and Captain LeBron James. The alternates will be Jimmy Butler, Luka Doncic, Darius Garland, James Harden, Donovan Mitchell, Chris Paul and Fred Vanvleet.
Just like last year, Team LeBron will face Team Durant. In this edition, the long-awaited All Star Game will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Good afternoon, welcome to the minute by minute of the NBA All Star Game 2022, between Team LeBron vs. Team Durant.