HOUSTON (Sporting Alert) — The red hot LeBron James will lead the Eastern Conference All-Stars against its Western Conference rivals live on TNT in Houston on Sunday night.
James and Kevin Durant (from the West), two of the NBA’s on form players this season, were the highlighted player in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game and you wouldn’t best against them setting the place alight again this season.
Miami Heat star James enters his ninth straight All-Star Game in rich form, as he’s averaging an incredible 32 points on almost 70 percent shooting from the field during his team’s seven-game winning streak.
Last year Durant was named the MVP of the All-Star Game after he and James both finished with 36 points.
However, the Western Conference won the contest 152-149 with Kobe Bryant (27), Blake Griffin (22) and Russell Westbrook (21) all contributing heavily as well in the win.
The Western Conference has won the last two All-Star Games and three of the last four.
James, who was named MVP in 2006 and 2008, starts for the East tonight alongside fellow Miami Heat teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, who replaced the injured Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett and New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony.
For the Western Conference, LA Clippers point guard Chris Paul and forward Blake Griffin starts.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who is the NBA’s top scorer at 29.2 points per game and LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard all start.
The Last 5 NBA All-Star Games – Via ESPN
|Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|02/26/12 WEST Loss 152-149|
02/20/11 @WEST Loss148-143
02/14/10 @WEST Win 141-139
02/15/09 @WEST Loss146-119
02/17/08 @WEST Win 134-128
|02/26/12 @EAST Win 152-149|
02/20/11 EAST Win 148-143
02/14/10 EAST Loss 141-139
02/15/09 EAST Win 146-119
02/17/08 EAST Loss 134-128