Russell Westbrook has been unstoppable as the West maintains a narrowing lead over the East in the 2015 All-Star Game.
The West leads the East 83-82 thanks to an All-Star Game first-half record 27 points by Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
With an other-worldly 11 of 15 FG rate and 3 successful 3-point FGs, Westbrook has dominated the game with 27 points in the first half – shattering the previous record of 23 points in a half.
The West is currently rolling offensively thanks to Westbrook, along with 10 points from LaMarcus Aldridge, 10 points from Stephen Curry, and 15 points from James Harden, as well as 9 assists from Chris Paul.
But the East managed to close their deficit from double-digits to just a point thanks to a surge by LeBron James, who has 22 points in the first half and is a perfect 3-for-3 on free throws. John Wall and Kyle Korver have both contributed double-digits to the scoreboard with 11 and 12 points respectively.
Carmelo Anthony, however, continues to struggle. Despite being in for a game-leading 14:46, he has gone a mere 2 for 9 on FG attempts for only 5 points in the entire half.