Highlights: LeBron Earns 3rd All-Star Game MVP with 29-Point Performance

Steve Silverman@@profootballboyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2018

LeBron James has had a difficult time through much of the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers' inconsistent play, but he had no such trouble in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

Team LeBron secured the 148-145 victory over Team Steph, captained by Stephen Curry.

James saved the best for last as his team came through with a dominant fourth quarter. 

He scored 29 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and added eight assists en route to the third All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award of his career.

LeBron and his teammates were smiling at the game's conclusion, and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder told the TNT audience that Team LeBron got the win because they made some key defensive stops, including in the final seconds of the game.

Defense in an All-Star Game? It happened, and don't be surprised if we see it again next year, as the new format proved to be effective.

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