There wasn’t much defense, but there were a lot of dunks. When it was all said and done, the Western Conference All-Stars were able to take down the Eastern Conference, 143-138, to bring home their third straight NBA All-Star Game victory.
The West was led by Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant (30-points) and Los Angeles Clippers point guard and game MVP Chris Paul, who stole the show with 20-points and 15-assists. Paul became the first Clippers all-star to bring home the game’s MVP honors.
The Eastern squad was led by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony who racked up 26 points and 12 rebounds, while the Miami Heat duo of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James added 21 and 19-points respectively.
It was a successful game that featured numerous highlights and it sets a good tone for the second half of the 2012-13 NBA season.
We will have to see if any of the all-star participants use this weekend’s momentum to take their team’s to the next level.