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WesT doMinate East in Vegas February 28, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in All-Star Game.

Its all about the game not about the bet in Vegas where the Nba Allstar Game 2007 is held. Kobe Bryant make a clear statement to the team in East. Bryant scored 31 points, had six of the West’s record 52 assists and was picked as the MVP. Bryant, Carmelo Anthony & crew lit up the Strip with their own version of Showtime, romping past LeBron James and the East 153-132 Sunday night in the NBA All-Star game.
Besides that Amre Stoudemire from the Phoenix Sun also get to shine. He score 29 points for the West .Shawn Marion also from the Phoenix Sun , who played at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV, added 18.
Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets, a late addition to the team, scored 20 points and
James scored 28 points for the East, and Dwight Howard had 20 points and 12 rebounds. The Dwyane Wade had only 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting, but he had reason to be tired after hosting events Thursday and Friday night. Those were two of the many functions that kept the players out until all hours of the night.
Perhaps that took its toll on the players. There were missed dunks and passes thrown out of bounds by both teams, but the East was by far the worst. They missed seven of their first nine shots, including a blown dunk attempt by O’Neal.
Vince Carter has a higlight reel where he caught a pass off the backboard from Chauncey Billups and slam it hard. It vows the crowd
James later almost injured himself when he tried to throw himself a pass off the backboard and tumbled over another player, and Jermaine O’Neal appeared to tip in a basket for the West.
The West led 39-31 at the end of one, and quickly pushed that lead into double digits in the second quarter – Shaquille O’Neal missed another dunk during that stretch.
The lead ballooned to 23 when Bryant nailed a 3-pointer and followed with a dunk on the next possession, and the West was up 79-59 at halftime.
Bryant had 17 points at halftime and Anthony added 12. James scored 16 for the East, but none of its other players was in double figures.
The East climbed out of a 21-point deficit to win last year’s game in Houston, but didn’t show nearly the fight this time. Stoudemire fueled a 10-0 run that made it 95-65 with 8:20 remaining in the third quarter, and the West was up by 31 heading to the fourth.
It was the East first defeat since winning the last allstar game in 2006.


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