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NBA All-Star Game Showcases Firepower

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Western Conference's Kevin Love (42), of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Eastern Conference All-Star Paul Pierce (34), of the Celtics go after a rebound. (AP)
Western Conference's Kevin Love (42), of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Eastern Conference All-Star Paul Pierce (34), of the Celtics go after a rebound. (AP)

Kobe Bryant came away with an All-Star game record, Kevin Durant came away with MVP honors and the Western Conference came away with a victory Sunday at Orlando.

Bryant finished with 27 points and Durant had a team-high 36 as the West downed the East 152-149. Bryant passed Michael Jordan as the game's career scoring leader, passing Michael Jordan with a dunk midway through the third quarter. Bryant entered the game fourth all time with 244 points before passing Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jordan.

Durant shot 14-for-25 from the field and had seven rebounds, while Oklahoma City teammate Russell Westbrook added 21 points.

Miami teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade helped the Eastern Conference turn a 21-point deficit into a one-point game in the closing seconds. James finished with a team-high 36 points and Wade added a triple-double of 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

This program aired on February 27, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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