Russell Westbrook MVP of NBA All-Star Game
In the highest scoring game in NBA All-Star Game history, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook nearly scored the most points by an individual in an All-Star Game.
Westbrook earned Most Valuable Player honors by scoring 41 points, one off the record of 42 by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962, as the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference 163-158 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday night.
Westbrook had 27 points in the first half, the most in a half in All-Star history and also set the record for made field goals in a half with 11.
He was 16 for 28 from the field and made 5 of 9 three-point attempts.
Westbrook’s Thunder teammate Kevin Durant played just 10 minutes as he continues to nurse a sore foot, scoring just three points in the game and making just one of six field goal attempts.
Westbrook joins Durant as NBA All-Star Game MVP’s.
The Thunder are off until resuming their schedule Thursday night at home against Dallas.