2016 NBA All-Star Game

The 2016 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game which has been played on February 14, 2016. It had been the 65th NBA All-Star Game. The Western Conference gained 196–173 over the Eastern Conference, and Russell Westbrook has been named the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (MVP). It was held at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors were awarded the All-Star Game in an announcement on September 30, 2013. This was the very first time that the game has been held outside the United States.TSN and Sportsnet televised the game nationwide in Canada, while TNT and TBS televised the game nationally in america. This was the 18th and closing All-Star Game where Kobe Bryant engaged, as a result of his retirement after the 2015–16 season.
Russell Westbrook made his second-straight MVP award in his first All-Star start as the West won 196–173 on the East. He scored a team-high 31 points and added eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals in 22 minutes. Kobe Bryant, who planned to retire after the season, had 10 points, six rebounds, and seven assists in his closing All-Star Game. The 369 total points from the match broke the previous year’s record by 48, and the two sides surpassed the prior team record of 163.
Stephen Curry added 26 points to the West, and mates Anthony Davis scored 24 on 12-of-13 shooting and Kevin Durant tallied 23. The East’s Paul George scored 41, which linked Westbrook’s total from 2015 and has been one short of Wilt Chamberlain’s record. LeBron James totaled 13 points for a career record of 291 to pass Bryant, who murdered with 290. [10]
Westbrook became the first player in All-Star history to win consecutive MVPs outright. Bob Pettit is another player to have won back-to-back awards, winning in 1958 and sharing it with Elgin Baylor at 1959. [9] West players offered to nourish Bryant the ball in an attempt to get him a record fifth All-Star MVP, but he declined

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