2013 NBA ALL STAR GAME HOUSTON:
WEST 143 – EAST 138
- Despite a strong start by the West (7-0 in 2 minutes), there were no big differences between the teams in the first half.
- Kevin Durant was determined to repeat as MVP, carrying Western offensive game with 19 points at halftime.
- Meanwhile, Chris Paul with 9 assists and Kobe Bryant with 7 took care of the ball.
- The best player of the East team was Dwyane Wade (12 points and 6 assists), although with Chris Bosh there was also another main character, but not for his good performance. He missed 5 shots (including 3 airballs) and got angry when first Paul and later Tony Parker bounced the ball between Bosh’s legs.
- In the second half, West team achieved a +10 points difference on the scoreboard, but the East kept fighting, and two 3-pointers by Kyrie Irving cut the difference to 1 point with 7 minutes left.
- Kobe with a layup after breaking Bosh’s ankles and blocking Lebron James’ 3 shot on the next possession and the score went up to +10 again with 2:30 minutes left.
- Eastern team tried a miracle with Carmelo Anthony and Paul George shooting threes, but the game was over before they could turn it.
- 2013 was the first edition since 1990 with three starters from the same NBA team. Lebron, Bosh and Wade, and Lakers trio A.C. Green, James Worthy and Magic Johnson.
- Kevin Durant joins Kobe Bryant as the only players to score at least 30 points in the NBA All-Star Game three times.
- Durant’s mark is very impressive, he did it in three consecutive All-Star Games.
- MVP: Chris Paul (West)
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
- WEST 58 – EAST 38
- For the second time fan voting gave Kevin Hart (5 points, 3 rebounds) the MVP trophy. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had another solid game (11 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists).
- In the East Josh Hutcherson scored 11 points (three 3-pointers) and Usain Bolt made a two-handed dunk.
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