Anthony Davis surpasses Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star scoring record with 52 points
Feb 20 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Despite Westbrook's monster game, the record wound up being shattered by New Orleans' Anthony Davis who had 52 points which broke Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star game record of 42 points set in 1962. A four time All-Star, Davis shot 26-for-39 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds as he took home his first All-Star MVP award.
"I think going forward, the All-Star experience will probably get a little harder in terms of defense", Irving said Sunday night.
Instead, Jamal Murray's 36 points on 13-of-19 shooting, including 9-of-14 from beyond the arc, plus 11 assists was enough to run away with Most Valuable Player honors in Team World's 150-141 victory.
Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder attend practice for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
The 189 first-half points broke the All-Star record of 187 points set in the first half past year with the West leading 104-83.
"When I came out in the third quarter, I had 32 [points]", Davis said.
And asked his reaction to the game, Westbrook, who had 41 points in 20 minutes said: "Having fun, man".
Not this time. It was Davis hoisting the trophy, thanks to his West teammates deferring to their host time and again.
Durant also had 10 rebounds and 10 assists to become the fourth player ever to record an All-Star triple-double, following Michael Jordan (1997), LeBron James (2011) and Dwyane Wade (2012). Steph Curry (21 points), James Harden (12 points) and Klay Thompson (12) were the West's other double-figure scorers.
Hield, a New Orleans Pelicans rookie, added 28 points to the delight of the locals who'll want to see more of that when the regular season resumes.
Almost an hour later, Davis finds out that he'll be teaming up with fellow Kentucky alum DeMarcus Cousins, as the New Orleans Pelicans acquired Cousins from the Sacramento Kings in a trade that is sending shock waves throughout the National Basketball Association world.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the East squad with 30 points.
One of the more interesting stretches came in the first half between Thomas and Westbrook.
Durant and Westbrook sheepishly smiled as their fellow West All-Stars, sensing what the moment meant for a friendship in an awkward spot, jumped around, clapped and laughed. Kevin Durant dished out a no-look, alley-oop pass to Russell Westbrook. Durant and Westbrook showed off the chemistry they once displayed through eight seasons together with the Thunder.