By Reuters

CHICAGO — Anthony Davis made a walk-off free throw and Team LeBron defeated Team Giannis in the 69th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

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Team Lebron players huddle in the fourth quarter of the 2020 NBA All Star Game at United Center. (Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers’ big man and first pick in the All-Star draft, missed badly off the back iron before sinking the second for a 157-155 victory in the unique, hotly contested showcase.

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Team LeBron forward Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after winning the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Dennis Wierzbicki / USA TODAY Sports)

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Team LeBron forward Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the winning free throw in the fourth quarter of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

Kawhi Leonard earned the Kobe Bryant MVP Award after recording 30 points to lead Team LeBron, while Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) had 25 in a losing effort.

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Team LeBron forward Kawhi Leonard of the LA Clippers hoists the Kobe Bryant MVP trophy after the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

Neither team used a sub in the final quarter.

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers) gave Team LeBron a 156-153 lead but Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder) opted for a 3 and missed. At the other end, Team Giannis closed the gap to 156-155 on two Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) free throws.

James was denied an earlier basket that would have made the score 156-153 after a review showed Antetokounmpo cleanly blocked James’ layup initially called goaltending.

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Team Giannis forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks blocks the shot of Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

The fourth quarter began as a race to 157 points.

James Harden (Houston Rockets) made up for a missed set of free throws by making two and putting Team LeBron up 154-152.

Team LeBron mounted a comeback in the fiery final quarter that included Team Giannis’ Kyle Lowry taking two charges and an official challenge — overturning a foul call to a jump ball and change of possession — with the game tied at 152.

Harden made a 3 to tie the game at 146 and Davis brought it back to all square after Team Giannis got two free throws from Embiid.

Team Giannis led 133-124 after three quarters, starting the unusual untimed final quarter.

The target final score of 157 was calculated using Team Giannis’ score total after three quarters and adding 24 points.

A tightly contested third quarter tilted to Team LeBron with a Nikola Jokic 3-pointer.

The Nuggets’ 7-footer knocked down his shot with 22.2 seconds left and, after a turnover, applied a full-court press resulting in a foul and a pair of free throws for Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets). He made 1 of 2.

Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) connected on a cross-court lob with Rudy Gilbert (Utah Jazz), tying the quarter 41-all with 2.2 seconds left. Westbrook missed a shot at the buzzer.

Team Giannis led 92-83 at halftime, with Young splashing a half-court shot at the buzzer.

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Team Giannis guard Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks celebrates with teammates after making a shot at the halftime buzzer during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

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(Dennis Wierzbicki / USA TODAY Sports)

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(Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

Antetokounmpo lit up the second quarter and brought hustle at both ends — not exactly an All-Star Game staple — putting up 14 points and five boards in the period. Team Giannis won the second quarter 51-30.

Leonard had 12 points on 4-of-4 3-point shooting when the first subs were made 6 minutes, eight seconds into the game. He had 25 points in the first half — seven 3s — to lead all scorers. Team LeBron dominated the first quarter, 53-41, thanks to 9-of-18 shooting from 3-point range.

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Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks during the third quarter during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Dennis Wierzbicki / USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James, making his 16th All-Star Game appearance, and Team LeBron wore blue jerseys all with No. 2 on the back, and Team Giannis wore red No. 24 jerseys.

The one-time gesture was a nod to Bryant, who wore No. 24, and his daughter Gianna, who preferred No. 2.

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Team Giannis forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

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(Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

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(Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

The untimed fourth quarter was a race to a target final score — determined by adding 24 points to the score of the team leading after three quarters — as part of a tribute to Bryant.

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Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after a play during the fourth quarter during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Quinn Harris / USA TODAY Sports)

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The Team LeBron bench reacts after a play during the fourth quarter during the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at United Center. (Quinn Harris / USA TODAY Sports)

It was the first time since 2013 the All-Star Game was played without Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who is sidelined with a broken finger.

Nets forward Kevin Durant, the 2019 All-Star Game MVP, was named an All-Star every year since 2010 before Sunday. He is sitting out the season recovering from a torn Achilles.

Each team represented a Chicagoland youth charity with the winning team netting $200,000 for their chosen organization, plus an extra $100,000 carried over from the third-quarter tie. The top-scoring team in each of the first three quarters was pegged to earn $100,000 for its charity.

Team Giannis represented After School Matters and Team LeBron played for Chicago Scholars.

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