2012 NBA All-Star Game Result: Western wins over Eastern (152-149), Kevin Durant won MVP

By on Feb 27, 2012 in Basketball, Sports, United States Comments

Updated: February 28, 2012 2:10 a.m.

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The Western Conference team won the 2012 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in a tight ball game in the last minutes of the game (152-149), held at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, with Kevin Durant winning the MVP award.

Kevin Durant, showing his 2012 NBA All-
Star MVP award (February 26, 2012)

Image Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

As featured at TNT on Sunday night, which was also shown at various TV channels worldwide including ABS-CBN‘s Studio 23, Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference team in the record high scoring game.

Apparently, Oklahoma City Thunder‘s Kevin Durant for the Western and Miami Heat‘s LeBron James for the Eastern shared the highest points in the game, with 36 points each, followed by Los Angeles LakersKobe Bryant, who made 27 points.

As noted at the scoreboards at the end of the first quarter, NBA All-Star Game defending champions Western Conference led by 11 points (39-28), with Kevin Durant leading the scorers with 13 points.

Apparently, Durant continues to lead the scoreboard until the end of the first half, reaching a total of 21 points, followed by fellow teammate Russell Westbrook with 17 points, as the Western team increasing its lead by 8 points (88-69), and had a 19-point lead.

For the Eastern Conference team, Miami Heat‘s Dwyane Wade led the scores after the first half, making 14 points and was followed by teammate Lebron James with 13 points, and Minnesota TimberwolvesDerrick Williams, who made 12 points.

In the third quarter, Dwyane Wade had a hard foul to Los Angeles LakersKobe Bryant, who is on his 14th appearance and was named the MVP in last year’s NBA All-Star Game, and now surpassing Michael Jordan as the NBA All-Star Game‘s all-time leading scorer.

Meanwhile, the Eastern team tried to get back on the game in the third quarter, with LeBron James scoring 11 points in the opening minutes, and the lead by the Western was reduced to 12 points (124-112).

In the fourth quarter, James continued to score high and made his sixth three-point shot cutting the lead by Western to 3 points (144-141) with nearly 2 minutes remaining, but Durant continued to score and reached the 36-point mark.

In less than 1 minute to play, the Eastern cut the lead to a single point but Blake Griffin made a slam dunk, and later Wade scored 2 points from the free-throw line bringing back the lead to only 1 point 150-149 with 22.8 seconds remaining.

Finally, Kobe Bryant split a pair of free throws as well as Griffin, misses first of two but hit the second, with only 1.1 seconds remaining; and Wade misses three at the buzzer, ending the game at 152-149.

As reported earlier, Utah JazzJeremy Evans was declared the 2012 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest winner, whose winning moves includes jamming two basketballs thrown up in the air by teammate Gordon Hayward.

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