NBA All-Star Game: 4 lessons from Team LeBron victory over Team Giannis

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NBA All Star game
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LeBron and AD shot a lot of 3-point shots but put the game away when it mattered.

Let’s just hope these two don’t bring the type of accuracy they showed in the NBA All-Star game into the second half of the season. Both shot a combined 3-of-16 from the 3-point line.

There were a few games leading into the break showing LeBron’s fascination of firing up 27-30 footers more than he did to start the season. 2-of-10 though? He might need to ease back. AD shot 1-of-6 from deep but he rarely keeps gunning if he doesn’t have it.

LeBron James: 

In 19 minutes, it was evident that LeBron took the competitive route of Giannis, especially in the second half. James scored 23 points, dished out six assists, grabbed five rebounds (two offensive!) and blocked two shots.

When the game was on the line, LeBron did want to end it. He shot his last 3-point shot from nearly half-court. It may irritate some, but it is endearing to the writer doing this report. That’s old school balling. Pull up from way out and smile in someone’s face after it goes in.

Anthony Davis:

Lake Show Life always has these words when it comes to these post-game reports. Film don’t lie. Should we talk about anything else other than this? Have you ever seen a $300,000 free throw to help the Chicago Scholars charity?

You just did. AD shut the NBA All-Star game down with that free throw to end the game. See the children rush the floor? That’s what this is all about.

Anthony Davis ended the night with 20 points, a team-high nine rebounds (Ever notice he always leads his team in this category!), three steals and three blocks. It was very cool for the hometown guy to come back in front of family and friends to end the game.