The 2023 NBA All-Star Game was one for the record books, as Team Giannis came away with the win and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics broke the single-game scoring record with a remarkable 35-point performance.
The game was preceded by a special All-Star draft, in which Team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo drafted their respective rosters. James’ team included Pacers rookie Tyrese Haliburton, who was picked to the delight of Pacers fans.
Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks had a clear message for Antetokounmpo ahead of the draft: “He better pick me!” Fortunately for Holiday, he was selected by Antetokounmpo, who was looking to make up for the loss of his brother, Kostas, to Team LeBron.
The game was an exciting one, with both teams trading leads throughout the night. In the end, it was Tatum’s record-breaking performance that sealed the win for Team Giannis.
This year’s All-Star Game was a memorable one, with plenty of highlights and storylines to take away. With the win, Team Giannis now holds the record for most All-Star wins in a single season.