WATCH: Durant lights up NBA All-Star Game 2019 en route to MVP
MANILA, Philippines – Kevin Durant earned Most Valuable Player honors in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game by powering Team LeBron to a 178-164 win over Team Giannis on Sunday, February 17 (Monday, February 18, Philippine time).
The Golden State Warriors star sank 6 triples to deliver 31 points with 7 rebounds and 2 blocks as he helped Team LeBron storm back from a 20-point deficit with a masterful showing in the payoff period.
He buried 11 of his output in the 4th quarter – including back-to-back triples that gave Team LeBron a 161-153 lead – to become only the 14th player in NBA history with multiple All-Star Game MVP plums.
Durant also joined elite company in Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, and Magic Johnson as the sixth player to have ever won a season MVP and multiple All-Star Game and Finals MVP awards. – Rappler.com