2018 NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron vs. Team Stephen

All-Star 2018 Numbers to Know: Team Stephen

John Schuhmann

John Schuhmann

> Numbers to Know: Team LeBron

All-Star 2018 comes with a new format for the All-Star Game on Sunday. The 24 (healthy) All-Stars are no longer split by conference affiliation. Instead, they were selected in a Draft by LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the leading vote-getters in each conference in the fan voting.

We’ll see how that changes how the game is played. Either way, All-Star is a celebration of the best basketball talent in the world, talent that is, again, putting up some incredible numbers this season.

We don’t have anybody averaging a triple-double this season, but we do have one team — the Golden State Warriors — set to top its own mark for the most efficient offensive season in NBA history, and another taking more than half its shots from 3-point range. We had one of the biggest players in the league averaging 5.4 assists and ranking in the top 10 in steals.

Team Stephen features three of the four top scorers in the league and some of the most dangerous shooters off the dribble, but also more bigs than the injured Team LeBron. Here are some numbers to know about all 16 members of Team Stephen…

— Clutch time = Last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime with a score differential of five points or less.

— Effective field goal percentage = (FGM + (0.5 * 3PM)) / FGA

— True shooting percentage = PTS / (2 * (FGM + 0.44 * FTA)))

All stats through Thursday, Feb. 15.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, F, Milwaukee Bucks

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Antetokounmpo match a career high with 14 baskets in the restricted area in Cleveland on Nov. 7.

Stephen Curry, G, Golden State Warriors

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Curry make an NBA-season-high 10 3-pointers against Memphis on Dec. 30.

DeMar DeRozan, G, Toronto Raptors

NBA.com/stats video: Watch DeRozan dish out a season-high nine assists in Sacramento on Dec. 10.

Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Embiid’s 14 baskets from a Nov. 15 win in L.A. in which he registered 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks.

James Harden, G, Houston Rockets

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Harden’s 19 field goals from his 60-point game against Orlando on Jan. 30.

Jimmy Butler, G, Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Butler’s 15 buckets with the score within three points in the last three minutes.

Draymond Green, F, Golden State Warriors

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Green dish out a season-high 16 assists (tying a career high) against Charlotte on Dec. 29.

Al Horford, F-C, Boston Celtics

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Horford dish out a career-high 11 assists against Phoenix on Dec. 2.

Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Lillard’s 16 field goals from his 50-point game in Sacramento on Feb. 9.

Kyle Lowry, G, Toronto Raptors

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Lowry shoot 8-for-11 from 3-point range against Charlotte on Nov. 29.

Klay Thompson, G, Golden State Warriors

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Thompson shoot 7-for-9 from 3-point range against Minnesota on Jan. 25.

Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA.com/stats video: Watch Towns block six shots in Indiana on Dec. 31.

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