Russell Westbrook was absolutely unstoppable, recording 41 points in the highest scoring All-Star game ever.
The West defeated the East 163-158 in the 2015 NBA All-Star game thanks to an incredible 41-point performance by Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
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Both Westbrook and Houston Rockets G James Harden were both sensational and Harden added 29 points of his own – third in the game – but Westbrook was simply indefensible as he recorded the second most points in an NBA All-Star game ever. Westbrook’s 41-point performance was second only to NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain’s 42 points in the 1962 game.
Among the many records set in the game were Westbrook’s 27 points in the first half of the game, 165 combined points in a half, 48 combined 3-point FG attempts made, 68 3-point attempts made by the East, 163 total points by the West, 25 3-point FGs made by the West, 133 combined 3-point attempts, and 321 combined points.
Despite a 30 point game by the East’s LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony was one of the big liabilities of the game, finishing with just 14 points despite playing 30:16 (2nd in the game only to LeBron) and missing 14 shots, including 11 missed 3-point FG attempts.