Jayson Tatum, with a record 55 points, was the “star” of the all-star game of the North American Basketball League (NBA), conquered this Sunday by the team of the Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo, who beat LeBron James’s formation by 184-175.
In Salt Lake City, home of the Utah Jazz, the Boston Celtics player hit 22 of 31 “shots” from the field, including 10 of 18 triples, and one of two free throws, to surpass Anthony Davis’ record of 52 points, in 2017.
“I started scoring and kept going. It’s an honor to have this record,” said Tatum, who, of course, picked up the Kobe Bryant trophy for the world’s most valuable player (MVP). all-star gamein a game in which he also broke the record for points in a period, with 27 in the third, and still added 10 rebounds and six assists.
At Team Giannis, who only had the Greek in the first 20 seconds – he scored two points and left, as he was injured -, also highlighted the 40 points and 10 assists of Donovan Mitchell and the 26 points of Damian Lillard, including a “triple” before midfield and the basket that closed the game.
For his part, substitute Jaylen Brown, with 35 points and 14 rebounds, was the best on LeBron James’s team, who injured a finger in the first half, in which he added 13 points and four assists, and no longer played in the second.
Kyrie Irving, with 32 points and 15 assists, and Joel Embiid, with 32 points, six rebounds and four assists, were the other players who tried to counter the superiority of Giannis’ team.
In a match in which, as is tradition, little or nothing was defended, the first period ended in a tie (46-46), while the next two were won by Team Giannis, the second by 53-46 and the third by 59-49. The total was 158-141.
According to the regulations, the first team to reach 182 points would win (the 158 of the commanding team, plus 24, in honor of Kobe), and the Greek’s formation did not let go of the triumph, despite losing the last partial by 26 -34.
on the sidelines of all star game of the NBA, the G-League Stars Game was held, in which the Portuguese Neemias Queta was present, who was the best scorer of his team, defeated by 178-162, with 22 points, plus nine rebounds and five assists.