One of the funnest weekends of the NBA season has now come to a close as the 2012 NBA All-Star game was wrapped up as the West squad topped the East in a 152-149 thriller.

Kevin Durant led the West with 36 points, and eventually won MVP for his amazing performance. Kobe Bryant played solid as well, with 27 points, as he surpassed Michael Jordan as the career scoring-leader in All-Star history.

The West led for much of the game, but LeBron James brought the East back. James was just on a roll and was dropping buckets. He could not stop and was hitting ridiculous three-pointers everywhere. With the help of King James, the East eventually came back after down by 21 points.

"With all these great players on the floor, you never know what will happen. Guys making big shots and they cut it down to one. We were up 18 (at halftime)," Durant said. "It was fun. That's the type of All-Star game you want to see."

James finished with 36 points while D-Wade had a triple-double. Blake Griffin delivered 22 points for the West. It was a very high-scoring game overall, as the West had 89 points by halftime, a record for the game.

With 16 seconds left, James had a chance to bring the East back and tie it all up as they were only down two points. He found Deron Williams, who sadly missed the shot. The East was able to recover the rebound and James wound up with the ball. Sadly, he didn't even take the last shot and made a bad pass that landed in Griffin's hands. It was game over after that.

"I can't turn the ball over like that," James said. "I let my team down, but overall it was a great weekend."

Well, it was a fun weekend, but it could have been way better.

Now it's back to regular-season ballin'! 
Written by Josh Dhani, Founder (Archive/RSS)

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