Russell Westbrook put on a record-breaking performance for the Eastern Conference in New York on Sunday to power them to victory over their Western Rivals in the NBA All-Star game.
Westbrook was fire from the tip, dropping 27 points in the first half, the highest recorded first-half total of any player in NBA All-Star game history. The Thunder guard finished the game with 41 points, ever so close to Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain’s record of 42 points.
LeBron James scored 30 points, but it was not enough as the East won by four, 163-159. LeBron now needs just two points to become the highest total scorer in All-Star history. Despite Kobe Bryant leading by two points, it appears inevitable that LeBron will snatch the crown in next year’s game.
It was a memorable night for the Hawks’ Kyle Korver, who dropped seven three-pointers, but failed to reach the All Star record of eight.
Check out the extended highlights of Sunday’s showpiece here: