West Wins All-Star Game; Paul Named MVP
Like virtually every other NBA All-Star Game you’ve watched in recent years, the 2013 edition of the greatest players in the world participating in a glorified pick-up game was a high scoring affair on Sunday. Not surprisingly, defense wasn’t a focal point for either side as contested shots were about as plausible as pop artist Ne-Yo not spending 30 minutes holding up the start of the game during pregame introductions.
The Western Conference pulled out a 143-138 victory against the Eastern Conference Sunday night behind a spectacular performance from Chris Paul, the game’s Most Valuable Player. Dominating by both scoring and getting his teammates involved, Paul put up 20 points on 70 percent shooting from the floor while dropping 15 assists and accounting for four steals in the game.