Russell Westbrook, Explosive and Accurate, Takes Home NBA All-Star Game MVP

Russell Westbrook scored 41 points to lead the West to victory at the 64th NBA All-Star Game. He was just 2 points shy of breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s 42-point All-Star Game scoring record.

The NBA’s finest stood taller than all the skyscrapers in NYC.

He stood out from within a strong Western Conference composed of players like James Harden and Steph Curry. He led scorers with early 3-pointers, alley-oops, and rim-rocking dunks. Though he was 2 points short of setting a record for overall points, he did break a record with 27-points by halftime, which is the most points ever scored in a half at an All-Star Game.

The West beat the East 163 to 158. That’s sets a record for most combined points scored in an All-Star Game with 321 total points. That’s what you’re getting with so many top-level players on the court at once.

LeBron James led the battle for the other side with 30 points and 7 assists. He was the factor which kept this a close game, and he totally ran the offense for the East. With this game he surpasses Michael Jordan for 2nd place in total points scored in his career at All-Star games.

 

 

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