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HOUSTON: Chris Paul scored 20 points and passed out 15 assists to spark the Western Conference over the Eastern Conference 143-138 on Sunday in the 62nd NBA All-Star Game.
NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant had a game-high 30 points for the West and Paul’s Los Angeles Clippers team-mate Blake Griffin added 19 points, both of them jamming down spectacular slam dunks thanks to set-up passes from Paul.
Clippers guard Paul was voted the NBA All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player as the West won the annual showdown of elite hoops talent for the third time in a row and fourth time in five games.
“You just never expect something like this,” Paul said. “All these great players I have the chance to play with, it’s an honour and a privilege.”
Paul joined Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas as the only All-Star Game players to produce at least 20 points and 15 assists in one game.
“To be mentioned with those guys, it’s an honour,” Paul said.
“To be on the court with all these guys I don’t get the chance to play with, it’s an privilege.”
Before the game, played on the 50th birthday of NBA legend Michael Jordan, James — a modern-day displayer of Jordan’s gravity-defying, high-leaping moves — tweeted his best wishes to six-time NBA champion Jordan.
“Happy 50th MJ! U inspired a kid from Akron Ohio without u even knowing,” James tweeted. “All by just playing the game u loved. I appreciate what u did for the game and don’t take it for granted.”
James ended the messages with the hashtag GOAT for Greatest of All Time. — AFP
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