2012 NBA All-Star Game: West Beats East 152-149

That was a cool end to yet another successful all-star weekend. The West All-Stars won the game 152 to 149. Kevin Durant won the MVP title via 36 points, seven boards, three assists, treys, and and steals. Not much unlike what we should be expecting from him post-all-star weekend. Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook were honorable mentions chipping in 20+ points each.

The East was led by the Jersey-Miami connection of Deron Williams, Dwyane Wade, and of course LeBron James. LBJ would have likely won the MVP glass if the East had won the game as he finished with 36 points of his own while going six of eight from downtown.

Here are some notes that affect us denizens of fantasy hoopsland.

  1. Andrew Bynum only played five minutes due to soreness in his knee. This is a source of slight concern for his owners due to his past injury history.
  2. Luol Deng  tripped and fell on his wrist in the first quarter. Yes, the bad one. He was held out of the remaining three Qs as a precaution. It was scary. But hopefully he should still be available to continue contributing at his elite level.
  3. Kobe Bryant  suffered a nasal fracture during the game and is seeing a specialist today. He’s been such an iron man over the last few seasons, so it’s hard to believe that he’ll miss any time due to this injury.

Stay tuned for the latest GMTR podcast where Patrick and I will break down some of the players we project to be potential second-half breakout candidates.

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