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Two challenges late in NBA All-Star Game [UPDATED]

With the game on the line late in the fourth, Team LeBron and Team Giannis traded challenges. This game is nuts.

Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers drives between Team Giannis forward Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors and Team Giannis guard Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks during the 2020 NBA All Star Game at United Center.  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With the teams tied at 152 in the 4th quarter and chasing a target score of 157, an unusual event occurred in the All-Star game, as a coaches’ challenge was issued in response to a foul call. The challenge ended up working, as Team LeBron ended up getting the ball instead of Team Giannis receiving two free throws for Joel Embiid in a key spot. Then, shortly after, Giannis Antetokounmpo was called for goaltending on a LeBron James layup, which made the score 156-153 in favor of Team LeBron. However, the goaltend was successfully overturned after another challenge, which kept the score at 154-153.