NBA All-Star Game: West beat East in highest-scoring game

Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook 27 first-half points were a record for an All-Star Game half

Russell Westbrook led Western Conference to a 163-158 victory over Eastern Conference in the highest scoring NBA All-Star Game in history.

Oklamhoma City point guard Westbrook, 26, hit 41 points to claim Most Valuable Player honours, with LeBron James top-scoring for East with 30 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The mid-season exhibition showcases star players from both NBA conferences.

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The line-ups for the match are voted for by the fans.

The 64th edition of the event saw a number of point-scoring records broken in an attacking game that had little emphasis on defence.

Westbrook's 27 first-half points were the most ever in an All-Star half and Western Conference's 25 three-pointers were the most for one team in an All-Star game, as was the combined total of 48 for both teams.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, 30, surpassed Michael Jordan on the all-time All-Star scoring list and is now just two points away from equalling Kobe Bryant's record of 280 career All-Star Game points.

Russell Westbrook in the NBA All-Star Game
Russell Westbrook said he "stayed aggressive" to collect the game's Most Valuable Player award
NBA All-Star Game
The score was level at 148-148 with just over four minutes left
NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo talks with former president Bill Clinton
NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo sat court-side with former president Bill Clinton
LeBron James
LeBron James scored 15 of his 22 first-half points in the first quarter
Spike Lee
American film director Spike Lee was one of several celebrities at the 64th All-Star Game

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