Anthony Davis began the game with the first bucket and did not let up until the final buzzer. 52 points later he held the scoring record in an All-Star Game and the MVP trophy aloft. Wilt Chamberlain previously held the record of 42 points which has stood since 1962.
While Davis got it started with a long jumper the majority of his work was done via alley-oop where any and all teammates were clearly looking to feed the All-Star Game's host. A hot streak behind the arc in the third quarter put Russell Westbrook in striking distance but the fourth turned into an Anthony Davis exhibition. One alley-oop attempt, by James Harden from half court, accidentally went in before Davis could get his hands on it.
Surrounding the game were trade rumors as the New Orleans Pelicans were rumored to be talking to the Sacramento Kings about DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins played just two minutes, reportedly due to a minor injury. Might Davis find himself with an All-Star teammate by the trade deadline? Stay tuned.