Final, East 141, West 139
Carmelo Anthony misses a 3-pointer at the buzzer from about 27 feet and the East holds on after leading almost the entire way. Dwyane Wade (28 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds) gets the MVP.
Fourth quarter,5.0, East 141, West 139
Chris Bosh draws a foul from Chauncey Billups and hits both free throws. The foul was 22 feet from the basket.
Fourth quarter,7.7, East 139, West 139
Dirk Nowitzki gets Dwight Howard to jump on a pump fake and draws a foul. He hits both free throws to even the game.
Fourth quarter,12.8, East 139, West 137
The West got another defensive stop by hometown boy Deron Williams, turned the ball over, and then fouled Dwyane Wade on purpose, thinking the West was trailing. Wade hit both free throws and now the West has a chance to tie or win.
Fourth quarter,43.9, East 137, West 137
The East is on a scoring drought and the West tied it on a Chauncey Billups jumper. Rajon Rondo is playing down the stretch for the East. Let’s see if he factors in the outcome.
Fourth quarter,1:46, East 137, West 135
The West is making a spurt, drawing to within 2 after a Chauncey Billups 3-pointer and two Dirk Nowitzki free throws.
Fourth quarter, 2:48, East 135, West 128
Unless there is a major rally, Dwyane Wade (26 points, 11 assists) looks headed for the All-Star Game MVP. Paul Pierce has 8 points in 11 laid-back minutes,
Fourth quarter, 5:28, East 128, West 124
It looks as if we are in for another exciting All-Star Game as the West has made a big rally to make it interesting. Rajon Rondo remains in the game for the East at point guard. He has 4 points and 5 assists in 15 minutes.
Fourth quarter, 6:10, East 126, West 124
LeBron James has 21 for the East while Carmelo Anthony has 25 for the West, It appears Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are done for the night but Rajon Rondo is in the game.
End of third quarter, East 119, West 109
Perhaps now we can see some defense and half-court execution because the first three quarters have been pickup ball.
Third quarter, 2:46, East 109, West 99
Paul Pierce is about to enter the game for the first time in the second half. Carmelo Anthony leads the West with 25 points.
Third quarter, 5:33, East 97, West 88
The good news for Celtics fans is Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are playing limited minutes. Garnett opened the third quarter with a jumper in Dirk Nowitzki’s face. Garnett has 4 points and 3 rebounds. Pierce has 5 points in 5:44 of action. And Rajon Rondo has 4 points and 4 assists in 10 minutes.
Halftime, East 76, West 69
Stan Van Gundy is helping out the Celtics here. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have played a combined 12 minutes in the first half and are getting needed rest. Rajon Rondo has 4 points and 4 assists in 10 minutes.
Dwight Howard and LeBron James each have 11 for the East.
Second quarter, 7:48, West 51, East 47
Deron Williams is putting on a show in front of his hometown fans with 6 points, including an alley-oop dunk on Dwyane Wade. The Celtics trio are on the bench next to each other in chill mode.
End of the first quarter: East 37, West 34
Rajon Rondo, 4 points, 3 assists
Paul Pierce, 5 points
Kevin Garnett, 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
DALLAS — The scene is what I think everyone expected. This All-Star Game looks like a basketball game played in a football stadium.
Cowboys Stadium is mammoth to say the least and we’re sitting under that amazingly gigantic video board, which is bigger than the court itself.
Right now the East is leading the West, 29-28, with 2:50 left in the first quarter and Rajon Rondo just scored his first basket.
*This has to be the most celebrity-filled All-Star Weekend in recent memory, despite the weather condition and canceled flights.
*The players are sitting in movie-style seats and many are rocking back and forth as they watch the game.