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Cruz wins charity basketball challenge against Jimmy Kimmel

After days of smack talk by Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas) and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, the result of their one-on-one basketball challenge is in — Cruz beat Kimmel 11-9.

According to people who attended the charity basketball game, the game ended at 11 points, rather than at 15 as originally planned because the game was taking too long.

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Cruz took to Twitter ahead of the game and shortly after winning to share videos of the crowd and a photo of himself during a postgame interview. 

Cruz and Kimmel agreed to the challenge earlier this month after the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host poked fun at Cruz for attending a Houston Rockets playoff game with a “super cool T-shirt over the polo look." 

Cruz responded on Twitter, calling on Kimmel to “settle this man-to-man.”

".@jimmykimmel  All right, Big Guy...you talk a good game. You besmirched my support for the @HoustonRockets,” Cruz tweeted. “So let’s settle this man-to-man: one-on-one, hoops (or 'ring-ball,' if you prefer). The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner’s choice.”

The game took place at 5 p.m. local time Saturday at Texas Southern University in Houston. The two men played to 11 points, with each made basket counting for one point.