The Western Conference All-Star team held a 19-point lead at halftime and controlled much of the second half but had to fight off a furious rally by the East in the fourth quarter. The East, which trailed by as many as 21 points in the second half, got to within one point in the late stages but ultimately lost to the West, 152-149.
LeBron James was fantastic for the East during the rally; he scored 36 points on 15-23 shooting for the night. Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose made his presence felt with 14 points on 6-8 shooting, while Dwyane Wade had a triple-double.
Kevin Durant led the West with 36 points; Kobe Bryant added 27.