East Wins NBA All-Star Game
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Eastern Conference has won the highest-scoring NBA All-Star game ever.
Cleveland's Kyrie (ky-REE') Irving was named the game's MVP after scoring 31 points and collecting 14 assists to lead the East past the West 163-155. Irving scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, and the East closed on a 10-0 run over the final 1:59 to win it for the first time in four tries.
LeBron James had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the winners, who trailed by 18 at one point.
The West lost despite Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, who had 38 points apiece to finish four shy of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star record. Griffin shot 19 of 23, while Durant finished with 10 rebounds and six assists.