Anthony Davis sets scoring record as West beats East 192–182 in 2017 All-Star Game
Anthony Davis remained the king of New Orleans on Sunday night, leading the Western Conference to a 192–182 win over the East and breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s All-Star Game record with a whopping 52 points.
The Pelicans star was the beneficiary of generous teammates and little defense on Sunday, throwing down countless dunks and grabbing 10 rebounds in the victory.
There were many stars at play, obviously. Giannis Antetokounmpo in particular stood out in terms of sheer effort, playing aggressive on both sides of the floor and throwing down plenty of dunks, including one especially vicious one over a surprised Steph Curry. The Bucks star finished with 30 points to lead the East.
Curry tried to hide from Antetokounmpo on an earlier play…
*sees #Giannis coming*
— NBA (@NBA) February 20, 2017
It didn’t work.
Goodnight, Steph pic.twitter.com/likDuw2EFZ
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 20, 2017
The first half highlight amid a sea of dunks was an alley-oop from Kevin Durant to Russell Westbrook, which served to diffuse some tension and led to a rather humorous scene on the Western Conference bench.
– Jeremy Woo