After the first half Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had a combined 27 points, and in the second half they increased those totals as they helped lead the Western Conference All-Stars to a 143-138 victory over the East at the Toyota Center.
The second half started with the West leading 69-65, and Durant shortly thereafter made a steal and then finished at the rim. Later he took a pass from eventual game MVP Chris Paul at the top of the key and drained a three pointer before Westbrook finished a slick layup in transition after changing the ball mid-air from his right to left hand. The four point margin stayed the same for the West heading into the final frame, as it led 108-104.
In the fourth quarter Westbrook again led the charge, hitting a jumper from the wing then adding a highlight reel up-and-under reverse layup between defenders. After that it was Durant’s turn to take over, as he slammed home three dunks to bring his scoring tally for the night to 30 points. He skied in the lane after receiving a bounce pass for one dunk, pump faked and drove baseline for a jam and then picked up a loose ball and soared for a breakaway dunk to get his final points.
The West’s defense held on late, and Durant finished with 30 points, six rebounds, two steals and an assist. Westbrook had 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 18 minutes of action. Those 30 points for Durant made him the first player to ever score 30-plus points in three straight All-Star games, and he also now holds the record for most total points of any player in the first four All-Star games and has the highest scoring average in the All-Star Game at 28.3 points per game.