NBA All-Star Game 2017: Anthony Davis steals the show with record performance

NBA All-Star Game 2017: Anthony Davis steals the show with record performance

Davis's teammate for the night in Russell Westbrook went for 41 points in his own right and likely would have passed Chamberlain as well, had he not been benched for the final six minutes of the game. The West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 192-182 behind a record-breaking performance by Anthony Davis, who scored 52 points, shattering Wilt Chamberlain's record of 42.

The West and the East also made a combined 162 field goals out of 280 attempts - marking the highest combined field goal percentage in an All-Star game with 57.9 percent.

"When I came out in the third quarter, I had 32 [points]", Davis said. The first two quarters of the match will surely witness such skills from both the camps, and the fans in New Orleans will be treated to a major spectacle, but make no mistake, these players, despite all the fun, will have their eyes in ending the match on a winning side. I'm having a great time.

Forward Kevin Durant finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double.

All-Star weekend now shifts its attention to Saturday night, where the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest will take place.

Among the first-quarter highlights was Westbrook's alley-oop dunk on a cut straight down the lane. Stephen Curry shouted on the West bench, which erupted into celebration.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, who used to play for the Thunder alongside Durant and Westbrook, told reporters that he was staying out of it.

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In a sideline interview with TNT's David Aldridge, Draymond Green said, "it was cute".

Kerr said coaches at the All-Star Game are so useless, it's as though they're stand-ins for the movie "Weekend at Bernie's". "Good give-and-go. Made a good pass". So I think the National Basketball Association is going to be in a really good position, and I think the playoffs are going to be really exiting this year. He threw a lob for Westbrook to finish. "He can jump really high so yeah, good play".

If those fans were serious, they were disappointed. Folks in the crowd were chanting "MVP" for Davis late in the fourth quarter. Additionally, Irving added 14 assists, seven rebounds and three steals. He thinks the All-Star Game has gotten too easy.

DeMarcus Cousins played only two minutes for the West squad.

A huge roar greeted Jon Batiste, who performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" pregame, when he started the song.

John Legend performed at halftime.