The 2022 NBA all-star game came together in Cleveland last weekend after the dunk and 3-point contests came to an end on Saturday evening. The fans flocked the stands in Cleveland for the All-Star Weekend, with Saturday being the tone-setter for the Sunday night all-star festivities.
Team Lebron trailed much of the 2022 All-Star game, before finding a way to succeed with a 163-160 triumph over Team Durant. Stephen Curry recorded a great show with 50 points and put on an All-Star Game record of 16 three-pointers, but Lebron went home with a Hollywood ending.
Lebron finished the game with 24 points, as Giannis Antentokoumpo gave the team 30 more points. As a result, Team Durant gave NBA fans an excellent performance, with Joel Embiid leading the way with his 36 points. Additionally, Devin Booker went off the bench to record 20 points as Dejounte Murray and LaMelo Ball contributed a total of 35 points.
By the end of the night, Curry won the ASG MVP award, which he earlier placed at +350 odds at the Betway sports betting website ahead of the weekend. However, this was a tough break for many bettors considering the target score rule.
Each Quarter Winner Gets $100K for Charity
This year, the All-Star Game took a different shape to bring a competitive edge for the game and each quarter. Every quarter started at 0-0, with the winners of each session winning $100K for their charity.
Team Lebron claimed victory in the first quarter after James quickly got them from the gate. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luca Doncic finished the quarter with six points and secured the charity donation in the first 12 minutes as Betway punters continued wagering on the all-star game live.
Joel Embiid came into the spotlight in the second quarter, giving Team Durant the $100,000 for their charity ahead of the break. The self-proclaimed MVP favorite made his case to deserve being the All-Star game MVP and although his side didn’t win the match, he showcased excellent skills.
$750,000 Goes to Charity after the Weekend All-Star Game
By the end of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, the kids from Akron won the game for Team Lebron. Curry carried his team for the first three sessions and stepped up to hit the game’s winning fade to seal the deal when they most needed him in the fourth quarter. In the end, Team Lebron took $450,000 for the Kent State Scholars program as Team Durant raised $300K for the Cleveland Food Bank.
3-point Contest Contestant
The 3-point contestant for the All-Star weekend included Karl-Antony Towns (Timberwolves), Trae Young (Hawks), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Fred VanVleet (Raptors), CJ McCollum (Trail Blazers), Desmond Bane (Grizzlies), and Luke Kennard (Clippers).
The three-point contest featured a convoluted skills contest, where Cleveland bested Team Rookie, with a poor attempt at the HBO Max ad for Ayesha and Steph Curry’s new show. Karl-Antony recorded 29 points in the 3-point contest during the final round, making the winner over the runner-up, Luke Kennard.