NBA All-Star: Westbrook earns MVP by scoring 41 points for winners

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BEIJING. KAZINFORM - This was the first time two siblings would start, with Marc Gasol playing for the west, and big brother Pau suiting up for the East, Kazinform refers to Xinhuanet.com.

Plenty of scoring in this one. NBA leading scorer James Harden dials long-distance. He had 29.

LeBron James would try his luck from way downtown and the King was well off the mark, but this game is not that serious, no worries.

But one player was all business during this exhibition, and that was Westbrook, who would the emphatic slam after a couple of misses to put the West up 10 in the opening quarter.

And then beat the buzzer with another jam, to keep the West in front after one.

He would have an All-Star game record 27 at the break as the West would take a 20-point lead.

The East would make a rally in the second half and go in front, off a fast break jam, that was finished off by LBJ, who had 30 on the night.

Late in the third, Steph Curry pulls off some magic, as he goes behind the back and then gets the scoop high off the window past Al Horford. Have another look at that, incredible skills from the Golden State point guard.

I forgot to mention the game was held in New York, hence this rendition of Frank Sinatra's new York, New York by the fans.

And in the end, the West would go on a late run to win it 163-158, and Westbrook got the final points, finishing with 41, 1 off the All-Star game record held by Wilt Chamberlain, and to no surprise was named game MVP.

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