The All-Star weekend doesn't neglect how the Western Conference has better teams than the East. The lesser conference was just better this weekend, however. The East was down by as much as 18 before it turned up in the fourth quarter to end its three-year losing streak at the All-Star Game. It won thanks mostly to the efforts of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Kyrie Irving. East scored the most points in an All-Star Game (163) in a match that saw the most combined points in the event's history (318). That's in addition to the West having the most points ever in the first half (89).
Anthony's effort didn't only help his team win this time. Although he didn't win the MVP thanks to Irving's efforts, he set the record for most three-pointers in the game's history (eight) and finished with 30 points. The East was able to come out on top despite Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant coming just four points shy of Wilt Chamberlain's record (42) for most in an All-Star Game. Settling for the highest scoring duo in the contest's history will have to do.