Team LeBron edged past Team Giannis 157-155 in a thrilling end to win the All-Star Game and All-Star Weekend. Even in a loss, Trae Young made his presence known in last night’s game.
Last night’s All-Star game was particularly interesting and competitive as Team LeBron squeezed out a narrow win over Team Giannis. Despite having a fourth-quarter lead, Team Giannis couldn’t beat Team LeBron to 157 to clinch the win. In a year that saw a new format change for the All-Star Game, the end results were fantastic for all fans and lovers of the NBA.
Trae Young capped off his busy weekend by starting in last night’s All-Star Game for Team Giannis. After playing in the Futures Game on Friday and participating in the Three-Point competition on Saturday, Trae was all over the All-Star weekend. He would make his presence known on Sunday, too.
Trae had some highlight plays in his first All-Star Game, including a sweet nutmeg on James Harden and a half-court shot to end the first half. It was an incredible moment to see Trae hit the half-court shot and see his team rush him on the floor to tackle him in exuberance. For a first-time All-Star, it had to be one of Trae’s top memories as an NBA player.
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Trae would finish the night with a double-double, scoring 10 and recording 10 assists. Trae would get most of those numbers in the first half, finishing with 8 points and 7 assists. It was a typical Trae performance that saw him dish out some special assists and hit some long-range threes.
In the second half, Trae started the game on the bench after starting the game. Nick Nurse elected to start Donavon Mitchell in Trae’s place. Nurse sat Trae most of the second half, including the last part of the fourth quarter where Kemba Walker and Kyle Lowry played most of the minutes. Walker was awful in the last minutes of the game. It would have been nice to see Trae get some of those minutes in his place.
Of all the starters, Trae played the least minutes in the game at only 16 minutes. As a first-time All-Star and a second-year player, Trae will have plenty of time to play in the All-Star game. Even though he played the least amount of minutes, Trae had plenty of highlights and lifetime memories to bring back to Atlanta.