All-Star West beats East 148-143, Bryant MVP

Updated: 2011-02-21 14:14


Twitter Facebook Myspace Yahoo! Linkedin Mixx

All-Star West beats East 148-143, Bryant MVP

West All Star Kobe Bryant (R) of the Los Angeles Lakers steals the ball from East All Star Dwyane Wade (L) of the Miami Heat during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Los Angeles, Feb 20, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award by leading the Western Conference to a 148-143 victory on Sunday in front of his hometown fans.

Bryant electrified a celebrity-filled Staples Center crowd with an array of slam dunks and led all players with 37 points and 14 rebounds.

Related readings:
All-Star West beats East 148-143, Bryant MVP NBA All-Star game starts with chalk-throwing ritual
All-Star West beats East 148-143, Bryant MVP Pop star Bieber wins MVP at NBA celebrity game
All-Star West beats East 148-143, Bryant MVP Griffin soars over car to win All-star dunk contest
All-Star West beats East 148-143, Bryant MVP LeBron has a triple-double, Heat routs Lakers

"I wanted to come out and play hard and put on a good show," said Bryant, who joins Bob Pettit as the only player to win four All-Star MVP trophies. "It feels great being at home here and playing in front of the home crowd."

LeBron James recorded a triple-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the East, which pulled to within two points with 72 seconds left to set up an intense finish after a game filled with highlight-reel dunks and trickery.

Laker Pau Gasol scored 17 points and delighted his hometown fans with a putback that gave the West a four-point lead with under a minute left.

NBA leading scorer Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder poured in 34 points and sealed the victory for the West with a pair of free throw with five seconds to play.

   Previous Page 1 2 3 Next Page  


Earthquake Hits Japan

A massive 8.8 magnitude quake hit the northeast coast of Japan on March 11,2011.

NPC & CPPCC sessions

Lawmakers and political advisers gather in Beijing to discuss major issues.

Pictures: quake aftermath

A massive earthquake hit Japan hard, leaving thousands dead.

Water & Luck
Self-made aircraft
Venetian Carnival