The West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 192-182 in the NBA All-Star Game 2017 behind a record-breaking performance by Anthony Davis, who scored 52 points, shattering Wilt Chamberlaina��s record of 42.
Anthony Davis scored 52 points en route to earning the Most Valuable Player award at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Sunday. This performance broke the all-time scoring record in the All-Star Game;A�Wilt Chamberlain held the previous mark with 42 points in 1962.
The Pelicans forward put on a show in front of his home crowd, leading the Western Conference to a 192-182 victory in a game that featured plenty of dunks and three-pointers but little defense.
Davis kicked off the festivities with the first basket of the game, showing off his shooting ability on a step-back jumper.
While other stars such as Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo all made noteworthy plays in the first half, Davis impressed with 22 points at intermission. At one point in the second half, he played in a lineup with the four Golden State Warriors All-Stars, and it helped the West pull away a bit.
WestbrookA�provided competition for the award with 41 points in just 20 minutes.A�Kevin Durant put up a triple-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Antetokounmpo also had 30 points in a losing effort for the Eastern Conference.
Here are the five most memorable moments from a totally-fine-but-not-great All-Star Game in New Orleans.
1. THE REUNION TOUR
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were the overwhelming storyline going into the night. And while early on it seemed like a frosty situation, eventually we got to see a little of that old Thunder magic as the two connected on an alley-oop.
2. RECORD (BROW) BEATING
Anthony Davis shattered Wilt Chamberlaina��s single-game record for points in the All-Star Game with 52 points, breaking the record on an accidental lob from Russell Westbrook
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Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points, and showed out for the East, including this hammer dunk on Steph Curry.
4. THE ROOTS STOLE THE SHOW
The hip-hop legendary band put on a pre-game tribute to the history of the game that was quite simply breathtaking. Best. Intros. Ever.
5. LEBRON STILL THE KING
Lebron James finished with 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting, and hit this one from Steph Curry range.
All in all, this yeara��s All-Star Game offered what it usually offers — plenty of points and several cool highlights to remember.