The first half of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game looked, well, a lot like an All-Star Game, as Team LeBron and Team Giannis spent most of first two quarters launching deep threes and throwing down dunks.
Team Giannis ran out to an early lead thanks to the captain himself getting to the rim at will, and his teammates quickly followed suit. Paul George set the bar for dunk of the night early with a 360 Statue of Liberty dunk that was among the best in-game dunks (including the All-Star Game) that you’ll see.
However, Giannis wasn’t to be outdone, and he had some help in the form of Steph Curry, who decided to test the limits of the Greek Freak’s athleticism with an alley-oop bounce pass that had to have gone 15 feet in the air before Giannis caught it on the way down (but still well above the rim) for an unreal finish.
While the All-Star Game isn’t always competitive and, at times, barely resembles a typical basketball game, it’s always fun getting the world’s best players on the court together because their creativity and athleticism allows for insane plays like this to come to life. It’s still early, but right now the honor of play of the night belongs to this Curry-Giannis connection.