This past Sunday the 15th of Feb. 2015 we had the privilege of watching the record breaking 2015 NBA All-Star game that separates the 1st half and 2nd of the 2014-15 NBA Regular Season with a week break between scheduled games. The game took place between the West All-Stars versus the East All-Stars, with the game being played at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York and tip-off time was at 8:30 PM ET and was seen on ESPN TV.
The West won the game 163-158, and the scoring took place as follows: In the first quarter the West scored 47 points while the East scored 36 points, and in the 2nd quarter the West scored 36 points and the East scored 46 points, thus the game went to half-time with the West 83 and the East 82. In the 2nd half and the 3rd quarter the West scored 39 points while the East scored 40 points, so the 3rd quarter ended with the score tied with the West 122 and the East 122. In the final 4th quarter the West scored some 41 points while the East scored 36 points and the West won the game by 5 points with the West 163 and the East 158.
The top leading 5 scorers in the game for the winning West All-Stars was PG-Russell Westbrook-41 points, SG-James Harden-29 points, PF-LaMarcus Aldridge-18 points, PG-Stephan Curry-15 points and C-DeMarcus Cousins-14 points. Leading 5 scorers for the East All-Stars was SF- LeBron James-30 points, SG-Kyle Korver-21 points, PG-John Wall-19 points, SF-Carmelo Anthony-14 points and PG-Jeff Teague-14 points.
The Most Valuable Player in this 2015 NBA All-Star game was the West point guard Russell Westbrook who had 41 points in the West win over the east 163-158, in a game that was full of Broadway mixed with basketball, and the media called it the West Side Story at the Garden. Westbrook’s 41 points in the game turned out to be just 1 point shy of the All-Star record for scoring that is held by Wilt Chamberlin’s record of 53 years ago of 42 points. The 163 -158 final score turned out to be the highest scoring All-Star game ever, in the history of the game. The total of 321 points in the game overcame the score of last year’s All Star game of 318 points. Also this year in the game both teams had a total of 48-3 pointers, which broke last year’s record of 30-3 pointers.
The other leader for the West was Harden who had 29 points with 8 rebound and 8 assists as the West at one point in the game had a 20 point lead, then the game was tied at 148 with just over 4 minutes left in the game.
As we mentioned earlier the All-Star game mixed Broad with basketball and form the beginning the players share the stage, with the likes of Christina Aguilera who sang some New York numbers to begin the All-Star show, and she was also joined by the famous Rockettes of New York, New York.
The players hobnobbed with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Jay Z and none other than President Clinton who was given a big applause as the National Anthem was sung by Latifah.
The tip-off of the game set another record as for the first time in history 2 Brothers, the Gasol’s jumped for the ball as Pau was up against Brother Marc to start this 2015 All-Star game, and Pau won the jump for the East.
This was the 1st time the NBA All-Star game was played in New York since 1998 and was a rare trip to the north, as the NBA had previously favored to have this game and the accompanying festivities in a warmer climate. But next year might get colder as the game will be hosted in Toronto, north of the U.S. Border.
If you Bet on NBA at an Online Sportsbook it may be interesting for you to know that the 2nd half of the NBA Regular Season gets started on Thursday the 19th of Feb. 2015 with 2 games schedules as the Mavericks play at the Thunder at 8 PM ET and the Spurs play at the Clippers at 10:30 PM ET.