NBA All-Star Game 2012 MVP: Kevin Durant Named Most Valuable Player

The West prevailed 152-149 over the East in Sunday night's NBA All-Star game, and Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant was a big reason why. The forward led the West with 36 points on 14-25 shooting, including a 3-8 effort from beyond the arc. He also grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals.

Related: Complete coverage of the 2012 NBA All-Star game.

With Durant's help, the West built a big second-half lead before the East put together a late rally to put the outcome in jeopardy over the final few minutes. LeBron James was a big part of that rally for the East, and he matched Durant with 36 points.

Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook also scored over 20 points for the West.

Derrick Rose finished with 14 points for the East, while Luol Deng did not score.

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