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Giannis Antetokounmpo takes home 2021 NBA All-Star Game MVP award

Bucks big man finishes perfect from the field with 35 points for Team LeBron in the victory.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of Team James celebrates a basket against Team Durant during the second half in the 70th NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena on March 07, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is underway on Sunday night in Atlanta. Here we’ll be tracking the performances from Team LeBron vs. Team Durant and updating you on the MVP race. After each quarter, you can check back in here and see who is in the lead in terms of points and highlights. Here are a few favorites to win All-Star Game MVP on DraftKings Sportsbook. You can find the complete list of odds here.

Winner — Antetokounmpo won his first-ever All-Star game MVP in front of his son after a perfect night. He was the odds-on favorite to win at +300 and took care of business despite very impressive performances from several of his teammates.

Fourth Quarter Update — It’s hard to argue against Antetokounmpo, who finished with a game-high 35 points without a miss from the field. The Greek Freak nailed three triples en route to a Team LeBron victory, but several other players were very impactful as well. Damian Lillard headed up down the stretch to finish with 32 points and hit the game winner from half court. Curry cooled off put finished with 28 points of his own. Chris Paul made waves with his playmaking. While he only scored six points, he amassed a game-high 16 assists. Team Durant lost every quarter, so it’s safe to say the none of the players from the losing team will be chosen.

Third Quarter Update — Antetokounmpo is making his case for MVP and leads players with 35 points on a perfect 16-of-16 shooting. He also five boards and a trio of assists. Curry is stuck at 25 points and could make a run in the final frame. Damian Lillard ranks third on Team LeBron with 21 points. Irving has the only double-double in the contest with 21 points and 11 dimes. He also has six rebounds and could flirt with a triple-double when it’s all said and done. Bradley Beal leads Team Durant with 23 points.

Second Quarter Update — Steph is still spraying. Curry has scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting. He’s 6-of-8 from deep and has hit a pair of three from the parking lot. Giannis Antetokounmpo has a game-high 24 points. Three members of Team Durant have more than 10 points, but none of them stand out as MVP candidates at the break. Curry’s flashy shooting makes him the clear frontrunner in my book. He’s not showing any fatigue after winning his second three-point contest.

First Quarter Update — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyrie Irving reached double-digits in points halfway through the first quarter and are among the early frontrunners for the MVP Award. Antetokounmpo has 11 points, while Irving has 10. Stephen Curry knocked down a pair of turnaround threes and a third triple from close to half court. Don’t be surprised if he continues to light it up from deep. Curry has a game-high 12 points and has come away with a couple of sneaky steals. Team LeBron holds a 40-39 lead heading into the second frame.

Giannis Antetokounmpo +300
LeBron James +500
Stephen Curry +800
Luka Doncic +900
Kyrie Irving +900
Zion Williamson +1000
Bradley Beal +1200
James Harden +1400
Nikola Jokic +1400
Kawhi Leonard +1400
Damian Lillard +1400