NBA All-Star Game: Westbrook Leads West In Highest-Scoring Game In History

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Russell Westbrook scored 31 points as the West defeated the East 196-173 in the 2016 All-Star game at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Eastern all-star Paul George finished with a game high of 41 points while Kobe Bryant scored 10 points in his final all-star appearance.


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Westbrook was named All-Star MVP for the second consecutive time in what proved to be the highest scoring All-Star game in NBA history. It was also the first All-Star Weekend to be staged out of the United States.

The weekend turned into a tribute for exiting legend Bryant, who shared the stage with the league’s best talent for the final time. “It was fun. I had a blast playing with those guys, laughing and joking with them on the bench,” said Bryant (4-11 FG, 1-5 3PT).

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Gregg Popovich, who who coached the West, said: “To see him (Kobe) now, it’s like the passing of a generation. He’s been such an iconic figure for so long, and he passes it on to that other group of young guys that you saw out there tonight.”

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Approximately 750 million people around the globe tuned in to see Bryant’s final appearance in the league’s midseason showpiece. He checked out with 1:06 left to cheers and hugs from his fellow All-Stars.

Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will finish with more all-star selections than Bryant’s 18.