NEW ORLEANS — Watch LeBron James switch hands and super windmill dunk off the alley-oop during East 163-155 victory over the West in the highest-scoring All-Star Game ever on Sunday night.
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James in the end, finished with 22 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, while Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points after setting an All-Star Game record by knocking down eight three-pointers in the victory.
“We wanted this win,” James said. “They beat us the last three years and they had a lot of bragging rights, so to be able to come through being down 18 was huge.”
Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving was named MVP of the game after he scored 31 points and dished out 14 assists for the East.
“It was definitely special, just being out there with all these great athletes,” Irving said. “There’s so many different MVPs out there on that floor, and to be named MVP amongst all those great stars is truly an honor.”
Meanwhile, the big scorers Sunday night came from West stars Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, who came up four short of Wilt Chamberlain’s All-Star Game scoring record.
Durant and Blake both scored 38 points, tying for the third-most points in an All-Star Game in a losing effort for the West.
“Both teams played extremely well, we just lost,” Durant said after the exciting battle.