The 2016 All-Star game was a showcase of uncontested drives into the lane, often resulting in easy slams, and an incredible number of three-point attempts. A starting lineup that featured no legitimate power forwards and centers was always destined to come up short defensively, but tonight seemed to have hit a new low.
Most Points in NBA All-Star Game— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 15, 2016
2016 369 West 196, East 173
2015 321 West 163, East 158
2014 318 East 163, West 155
That said, Anthony Davis absolutely dominated during his short 15:19 of playing time. He finished with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 1 steal, but it was his efficiency that should stand out. He made 12 of his 13 field goal attempts!
Granted, most of his scoring came on lay-ins and dunks from Chris Paul assists including this following gem:
Regardless, the record books will not hold the ease of difficultly against him. At the conclusion of game in Toronto, Anthony Davis now finds himself with the highest field goal percentage in All-Star history. Davis met the criteria of players needing a minimum of 30 points by having scored 10 points (on 5-6 shooting from the floor) in 2014 and 24 tonight.
Brandon Roy (83.3 FG%), Blake Griffin (78.8 FG%) and Larry Nance (71.4 FG%) all moved down a notch on the leaderboard.
Perhaps it was fitting that a number of records were broken on the night Kobe Bryant made his final appearance in an All-Star game.
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Russell Westbrook (31 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 threes, 5 steals) walked away with the Most Valuable Player award despite the fact that Paul George finished with a game-high 41 points and a record-setting 9 made three-pointers.