Davis finished with 52 points and became the first player since Kobe Bryant in 2011 to win MVP of the ASG on his home floor.
(In a stunning development, AD also joined forces with fellow All-Star DeMarcus Cousins.)
Per the AP:
“It was amazing,” Davis said. “That’s what I wanted to do … get the MVP for this crowd, for this city. This one definitely means a lot to me.”
Davis was the star of stars in a game where the teams combined for more points than in any other All-Star contest. It came on a night when Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant provided a glimpse of the past, Giannis Antetokounmpo had more dunks — 12 — than his name has consonants and LeBron James became the first player to eclipse 300 points in an All-Star career.
Being linked to Wilt Chamberlain, who had 42 points in the 1962 game, only made it more special, Davis said. […] “The next one I’m going to try to do is 100 points,” Davis said.