2011 NBA ALL STAR GAME LOS ANGELES:
WEST 148 – EAST 143
- In a high scoring game, points record counting both team, the main character was Kobe Bryant scoring 37 points nearly catching Wilt Chamberlain’s 42 points record in 1961.
- West dominated since the game started with comfortable advantages close to the 10 points mark (73-64 at halftime).
- In the second half the script didn’t changed and the West had a maximum advantage of 17 points, but in the last minutes the East team led by Amar’e Stoudemire and Lebron James reduced the difference to only 2 points.
- In that moment appeared Kevin Durant scoring 5 key points (he finished with 34) to stop East streak and the victory was for the West 148-143.
- Despite losing the game, Lebron James made history with a triple-double: 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, becoming the second player in the All-Star Game able to do this feat. The first player was Michael Jordan in 1997.
- MVP: Kobe Bryant (West)
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
- East 54 – West 49
- Justin Bieber (8 points) voted by fans as the MVP of the game over ex-players like Scottie Pippen or celebrities like Lil’ Romeo.
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