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Final: West 152, East 149

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  February 26, 2012 07:45 PM

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Final: West 152-149: The game was exciting at the finish with LeBron James making a key turnover with 1.1 left as the West held on. LeBron James and Kevin Durant each scored 36 points. Rajon Rondo finished with 8 assists.

End of third quarter, West 124-112: LeBron James began a barrage of 3-pointers for the East as they are within striking distance in what should be a competitive fourth quarter. Kevin Durant has a game-high 34 points while Kobe Bryant has 24. LeBron James has 28 for the East while Dwyane Wade has 20. Rajon Rondo has four assists and Paul Pierce has 3 points.

Halftime, West 88-69: The West just set an NBA record for most points in a half with a mind-boggling offensive display where they shot 60 percent and canned eight 3-pointers. The combination of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have 38 points while Kobe Bryant has 14 and Blake Griffin has 13. For the East, Dwyane Wade has 14 and LeBron James 13. Paul Pierce has 3 points on 1-for-6 shooting while Rajon Rondo has two assists.

End of first quarter, West 39-28: Kevin Durant ;leads the West with 13 points and five rebounds while LeBron James leads the East with 11 and Dwyane Wade has 8. Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo appeared with 1:40 left and Pierce missed a stepbacl jumper.

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