【Guide】On February 16, , the East-West All-Star Tournament was staged. The Eastern Stars lost 158-163 to the Western Stars.
The 2014 All-Star MVP Owen played 19 minutes as a substitute, scoring 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists on 4 of 9 shots.
Irving was the 2014 All-Star MVP winner. He scored 31 points on 14 of 17 shots in that East-West matchup.
The 2015 All-Star Game was the third consecutive year that Irving participated in this basketball event, but compared with last year, he failed to make the starting lineup, but participated as a substitute.
When Irving came on the court in the first quarter, the lineup of the Eastern Stars was quite interesting. It was the Eagles with four stars and the Cavaliers with Irving.
In the regular season, Irving, who is strong in scoring points, partnered with the Hawks star quartet and was more keen on passing the ball. He sent 3 assists in 1 minute, and these 3 times were passed to Korver for three-pointers.
The third goal that Irving assisted Korver is very illustrative. At that time, Irving rushed to the basket and could score a layup by himself, but he chose to distribute the ball to Korver on the outside to assist the eagle god
The shooter hits a long shot.
Irving, who passed the ball most of the time, did not have a strong sense of presence in the first half. Until the end of the second quarter, Irving received a pass from Lowry in the bottom corner.
, finally breaking the personal scoring shortage in this field.
Owen, who was too low-key, sat on the bench for a whole section in the third quarter and became the role of looking after the drinking fountain.
It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Irving went into battle again, and this time he was finally able to cooperate with Cavaliers teammate James.
James passed the ball to Irving, but Irving did not shoot, but passed the ball back to James. The Cavaliers singled out the little prince’s desire to score in this game is really too weak.
When the game came to a decisive moment, the two teams began to play seriously. Only then did Irving show off his stunt, passing Curry in one step and hitting the basket to score “2 1”.
Irving scored 8 points in the fourth quarter, but he briefly got rid of the soy sauce performance and failed to help the East team win. Irving’s third All-Star tour ended in a relatively flat way.
Compared with the 2014 All-Star Game, Irving obviously kept playing this time, and mainly passed the ball for most of the time he played.
Irving has been adjusting his style of play throughout the first half of the season, adapting to the configuration of the Cavaliers’ Big Three, especially learning how to play next to James.
The All-Star Weekend is a rare time for Irving to relax. It might not be a wise choice to play the All-Star Game in a casual way. After all, he has already won the All-Star MVP.