Hometown hero Anthony Davis dropped 52 points and was the only one preventing Russell Westbrook‘s third-straight MVP. 

They almost hit 200 (thanks to Davis, obviously)! Almost! The West pulled out the 192-182 victory in what was an entertaining and competitive All-Star contest, and the East’s sluggish second quarter proved to be the difference-maker in their loss.

As expected, a ton of shots got made, a ton of open dunks got missed, a ton of flashy passes got handed out and Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook appeared to have mended their friendship with an alley-oop pass mid-way through the first quarter.

Westbrook looked like the early favorite to bring home the MVP, and he was on an absolute tear before Davis’ fourth quarter. Brodie finished with 41 points, seven assists and five rebounds, while Durant tallied just the fourth triple-double in All-Star Game history with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

For the East, Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated in his first ASG appearance and led the squad with 30 points on 14-of-17 shooting. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving followed the Greek Freak with 23 and 22, respectively, while late addition Carmelo “Old Man” Anthony had 10 in Kevin Love‘s place.

Stephen Curry‘s numbers were paltry compared to his peers (he only scored 21), but he did manage to make his way into a couple of highlights.

In his second appearance, Isaiah Thomas looked right at home and poured in 20 points in 19 minutes, including a back-and-forth with Westbrook that was preceded by a missed self-alley-oop dunk attempt. (The only thing I wanted to see tonight was Thomas dunk, and I was ready to explode once I saw him take that one bounce.)

You get an “A” for effort, Isaiah.

From top to bottom, wire-to-wire, this was a great showing by all of the league’s premier players, highlighted by Davis’ 52-point outburst that broke Wilt Chamberlain‘s record that lasted for 55 years.

Who else can’t wait to see all these guys back next year?

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