West Defeats East 196-173 In Record-Setting NBA All-Star Game
The Western Conference destroyed the Eastern Conference in a record setting 196-173 victory at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on Sunday. Both the points scored by the West and the two teams’ combined point total of 369 set records.
West Defeats East 196-173 In NBA All-Star Game
Russell Westbrook led the West with 31 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals to earn his second straight All-Star Game MVP.Anthony Davis had 24 points on 12-of-13 shooting and added six rebounds and Chris Paul had 16 assists.
Paul George led the East with 41 points, just short of Wilt Chamberlain’s 1962 record of 42 points. George did, however, set the record for most threes made with nine. This was his first All-Star Game appearance since breaking his leg before the 2014-2015 season.
The West led 92-90 at the half, and then 121-104 in the third quarter of a game with nearly non-stop scoring.
The game also marked superstar Kobe Bryant’s final All-Star appearance: Bryant had 10 points, seven assists, and six rebounds.
Two montages of Bryant’s best moments were shown before the game, as a way to pay tribute to the 18-time All-Star.
As for the other competitions, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry had a great duel in the three-point shooting contest, and Karl-Anthony Towns beat Isaiah Thomas in the skills competition.
TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 14: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference goes up for a dunk in the first half against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and the Western Conference during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.