Just like that, the 2012 NBA All Star Weekend has come and gone. It doesn’t matter if you were watching from home, following on twitter or lucky enough to be in Orlando, this was one for the books. Last night, the event-filled weekend came to an end with the heavyweight bout – the best players from around the league, er, we mean LA, Boston & Miami, took the floor to face off in the 2012 All Star Game.
The West set the pace early on by dropping a record 88 points in the first quarter, then combining with the East for a game total of 301 points, making this the second highest scoring ASG in NBA history.
What else happened? Here’s a list:
Dwayne Wade had the third ever triple-double during an All Star Game. Kobe and Jordan have the others
Kobe Bryant entered his 14th consecutive ASG, just 19 points shy of Michael Jordan’s All-Star career scoring record
Kevin Durant wins MVP with 36 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals
LeBron James ties Durant with 36 points
Kobe leaves the game with 27 points, passing Michael Jordan's 262 points to become the all-time, All-Star Game scoring leader
In case you completely missed the game, and these points don't quite sum it up...check out nba.com for the Top 10 Plays of the Night-