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Durant crowned All-Star Game MVP for 2nd time

Kevin Durant was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA All-Star Game for the second time in his career Sunday night at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

 

The olden State Warriors forward finished with 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting while also going 6-of-9 from behind the arc in a 178-164 victory for Team LeBron over Team Giannis. Durant also contributed seven rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a pair of rejections in 25 minutes of action.

He now becomes the 14th player in NBA history to take home the hardware on multiple occasions. Bob Pettit and Kobe Bryant hold the record for the most All-Star MVP wins with four each, while Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, and LeBron James all won it three times.

Sunday marked the 10th All-Star appearance of Durant's 12-year career. His 31-point performance moved him into fifth on the all-time All-Star scoring list with 250 total, one shy of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 251.