Russell Westbrook Scores 41 Points, Wins MVP as West Wins All-Star Game

by February 15, 2015

The 2015 All-Star Weekend came to a close as the West defeated the East 163-158. Russell Westbrook took home MVP honors following a 41-point, 5-rebound, 1-assist performance. Westbrook was one point shy of tying Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game scoring record set during the 1962 All-Star Game. Westbrook set a new All-Star Game record with 27 first half points. The 321 combined points are the most in All-Star Game history.

Elsewhere on the West, James Harden nearly had a triple-double with 29 points, 8 boards and 8 assists. Steph Curry scored 15 and grabbed 9 boards and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 on 7-11 shooting.

For the East, LeBron James led the way with 24 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds. First-time All-Star Kyle Korver hit six 3-pointers to finish with 18 points and Carmelo Anthony scored 9 points on 4-13 shooting.

The star-studded event featured a halftime performance by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj and was attended by Puff Daddy, Beyonce, Jay Z and Nas, amongst many others.