The NBA All-Star game soared to new heights in 2016 as the Western conference obliterated a number of offensive records on their way to a 23 point win over the Eastern conference All-Star team.
The West's 196 points broke the previous record of 163 by the 2015 Western conference All-Stars. The West also broke All-Star game records for field goals made (82), three-pointer's made (31) and three-pointer's attempted (80).
With 52P in 2Q the West set a record for pts in a quarter (50, West, 1970) + pts in a half w/ 92 (89, West, '14): pic.twitter.com/16dloA8mdW— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) February 15, 2016
Stephen Curry finished with 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals while Chris Paul added 14 points to compliment his game high 16 assists.
Russell Westbrook stole the show once again by becoming the first player in NBA history to win back-to-back All-Star game MVP honors. The Oklahoma City point guard dropped 31 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out five assists and recorded five steals.
Paul George set an All-Star game record with nine made three's on his way to a game high 41 points, just one shy of Wilt Chamberlain's record for most points in a game when the Big Dipper poured in 42 in the 1962 All-Star game. George scored his 41 in just 27 minutes of court time, compared to the 37 minutes it took Chamberlain to score his 42.
Once prominent All-Star game headliners Kobe Bryant and LeBron James both turned in relatively quite performances. Bryant, who played in his 18th and final All-Star game in 2016 finished with 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds. James posted a similar stat line with 13 points, seven assists and four rebounds.
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