2014 NBA ALL STAR GAME NEW ORLEANS:
WEST 155 – EAST 163
- The 2014 NBA All-Star Game was a big scoring party with several records: Most points in a half (Kyrie Irving 24), most points in a half – team (West 89), most points in a half – both teams (165), most points in a game – team (East 163) and most points in a game – both teams (318).
- Besides, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin scored 38 points each, really close to Wilt Chamberlain’s 42 in 1962, and the most points scored by two teammates in a game.
- A quick start by the East (11-2 in 2 minutes) was the first sign, but the East won’t have another advantage until the last three minutes of the game.
- Three players almost made a new scoring record in the first half: Carmelo Anthony (20 points) in the East, Blake Griffin (20 including 8 dunks) and Kevin Durant (22).
- Just a few points short of Glen Rice’s record of 24 points in 1997.
- Chris Paul was a game changer for the West with 9 assists from the bench.
- In the third quarter the West team started making a lot of threes to achieve a +18 advantage, but a furious rally leaded by some East bench players and future MVP Kyrie Irving gave some hope to the fans to enjoy a good last quarter.
- Carmelo Anthony’s 3-pointers (he scored 8, a new record too) were essential to seal the East victory, their first in the last four years.
- Kevin Durant is the only player to score at least 30 points in the NBA All-Star Game four times.
- Durant mark is impressive, he did it in four consecutive All-Star Games.
- MVP: Kyrie Irving (East)
NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
- East 60 – West 56 (33-35 at Halftime)
- Coach Jalen Rose defeated Bill Simmons, with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as the biggest star with 20 points (Celebrity Game all-time record), 11 rebounds and 6 assists, sharing MVP with Kevin Hart who was again voted by the fans. He had great help with Skylar Diggins (16 points) and Romeo Miller.
- The best West players were Michael B. Jordan (16 points), Elena Delle Donne (11) y Snoop Dogg (11).
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