East gets by Durant, Griffin to win All-Star game (Yahoo Sports)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 16: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars drives against Stephen Curry #30 of the Western Conference All-Stars during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2014 All-Star Weekend at Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

From the first play to the final minute, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made it clear how the East felt about this All-Star game. Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the MVP, Carmelo Anthony made a record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, and the East stopped a three-game losing streak with a 163-155 victory over the West on Sunday night in the highest-scoring All-Star game ever. Fed up with losing the midseason game and tired of the East being picked on for its mediocrity this season, James had a steal and dunk on the first possession, long before defense usually shows up in the All-Star game. ”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.” Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin each finished with 38 points, four shy of Wilt Chamberlain’s All-Star game record, for the West.



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