2015 NBA ALL STAR GAME NEW YORK CITY:
WEST 163 – EAST 158
- The game started emotional with Marc and Pau Gasol jumping in the opening tip, and four Atlanta Hawks playing together at the end of the first quarter.
- In such a relaxed atmosphere and with team defenses weaker than the Rising Stars Game (yes, it’s indeed possible), there were some players showing a lot of intensity, especially Russell Westbrook and Lebron James.
- Lebron made 15 of the first 21 points of the Eastern team and finished the second quarter with 22.
- Westbrook (27 points, 11-15 FG) only needed less than 12 minutes to break Glen Rice (1997) and Kyrie Irving (2014) record for most points scored in a half.
- Another scoring team record was tied, most points in a half by both teams (165).
- In the second half the game was pretty close. In the West team, Chris Paul (12 points and 15 assists) and James Harden (29 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists) supported Westbrook, who finished with an impressive 41 points, just 1 point short from 1962 Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA All-Star Game scoring record.
- The best players for the East were Lebron with 30 points, John Wall (19 points and 7 assists) and Kyle Korver with 21 points (7-12 three-point shots).
- 321 points scored by both teams became a new record too. Three points more than 2014 NBA All-Star Game.
- MVP: Russell Westbrook (West)
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