Anthony Davis of New Orleans Pelicans broke the NBA All-Star all-time record by scoring 52 points in the Western Conference 192-182 win over the East in New Orleans, Louisiana Sunday night.
The 66th run of the exhibition game featured: LeBron James( Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyrie Irving(Cleveland Cavaliers), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) in the Eastern Conference starters and Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) in the Western starters.
The 23-year-old Davis also added ten rebounds. Consequently, he took the MVP of the All-Star game, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 42 points in 1962.
Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder, the MVP of the last two editions posted once again posted 41 points[ same as 2015 game], seven assists, and five rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored the highest in the East with 30 points while LeBron James posted 23 and Isaiah Thomas made 20.
The West bagged their 29th win as compared to 37 of the East in the series.
The Closely fought match saw the East scoring 53 in the first quarter while the West jolted 48 points, an all together58 break points were made in the quarter.
By the halftime, LeBron James made 20 points for the East which made him the first person to crossing the 300 points mark in All-Star series.
Into the 4th quarter, the West were 144 of which 92 points were made in the paint as to 139 of East were 86 came off in the paint.