The East holds a commanding 49-31 lead over the West at halftime of the All-Star Celebrity Game, though both teams have had their troubles finishing routine plays. The man of the night so far may be Arne Duncan, who is the United States Secretary of Education. The 47-year-old scored 15 points in the first half to go with five rebounds and five assists. He played for Harvard back in the 1980s and he's done a nice job of putting his basketball chops on display Friday night.
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Kevin Durant's West team couldn't keep pace with the East as it began to heat up, and now the West is going to have to find a way to scrap its way out of a hole.
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