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insidehoops 02-27-2012 07:55 AM

LeBron and Wade among best in 2012 All-Star game
The Miami Herald reports:

Even though James’ night ended with a turnover, he had arguably the best game of any player on either team. James finished with 36 points, seven assists and six rebounds. James’ six three-pointers tied Mark Price, who made six shots from beyond the arc in 1993, for the most in All-Star game history. It wasn’t enough for James to win the MVP, however, as Durant earned that honor with 36 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

“It’s an exciting feeling to be named an All-Star, but to step it up another level and become an MVP is something that as a kid you dream about,” Durant said.

Wade also had a memorable night, recording 24 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for the third triple-double in All-Star history.

James started the excitement three minutes into the game with a spectacular, left-handed windmill dunk. Of James’ 13 first half points, 10 came on dunks, three of which were assisted by Wade. That number could have been higher had James not missed a few easy opportunities at the rim. With 2:13 left in the first quarter, James tossed the ball off the backboard and went up for the dunk, but the ball slipped out of hands. Not to worry, as Dwight Howard recovered the ball for a slam-dunk of his own.

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