Ted Cruz Wins One-on-One Charity Basketball Game Against Jimmy Kimmel

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Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel is used to dunking on Sen.

The charity game was launched after comedian Kimmel poked fun at Cruz comparing him to a blobfish and the senator responded on Twitter with a one-on-one challenge on the court. Kimmel said Cruz looked like a blobfish and a Munster from the eponymous 1960s television show The Munsters.

The Republican politician, 47, and the late night host, 50, brought out their best moves and trashiest talk for the basketball game Saturday at Texas Southern University.

Grayson Allen prepped Ted Cruz and confidently predicted the US senator from Texas would top late-night TV star Jimmy Kimmel in their one-on-one basketball battle.

"I wanted to humiliate him in front of his people he loves most", Kimmel told ABC station KTRK.

Clips from the game are scheduled to air on Kimmel's show Monday night. Tickets to Saturday's event were free but attendees were asked to donate to the charities selected by the opponents: Texas Children's Hospital and Generation One.

With Cruz having won the contest, the prize money will be donated to Generation One. ".@jimmykimmel All right, Big Guy...you talk a good game".

Kimmel and Cruz likely still don't agree on a lot of things, as evidenced by the tough questions about policy that Kimmel lobbed at Cruz throughout the game, but they were still able to come together and deal with their beef in a positive way that benefited others. You besmirched my support for the @HoustonRockets. "The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner's choice".

That idea didn't fly for Cruz, with him tweeting in response: "NOBODY wants to see that". I'm just going to live on the [Houston] streets, ' he added. "I'll accept on one condition - we both wear VERY short shorts", his tweet read.

Kimmel threw out "crop tops" and again Cruz deflected.

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