NBA: Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony star in highest-scoring All Star Game
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony put on a dazzling show that vaulted the Eastern Conference to a 163-155 comeback win over the Western Conference, in the highest scoring NBA All Star game ever on Sunday.
Irving scored 15 of his team-high 31 points during the back-and-forth fourth quarter duel and added 14 assists to seize Most Valuable Player honours at the showcase in New Orleans.
"It's a great honour," he said after making 14 of 17 shots and helping the East end a stretch of three straight defeats by the West.
"We had a few MVPs. Everyone out here today is an MVP." Anthony added 30 and made an All Star record eight three-pointers, including a crucial one that gave the East a four-point lead with about a minute remaining.