Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers won this year’s NBA All-Star MVP award by leading the NBA Eastern Conference All-Stars to a 163-155 win over the Western Conference All-Stars.
USA Today reports how on Sunday, Feb. 16, Irving, scored 31 points and handed out 14 assists to capture his first NBA All-Star game MVP award. The victory by the Eastern Conference all-stars made history with having the most points ever scored in the NBA All-Star game.
ESPN notes how Irving joins LeBron James as the only players to win the All-Star MVP as a player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder lead the Western Conference team by each scoring 38 points. Griffin and Durant’s 38 points are tied with Walter Barry for third place for the most points scored during the All-Star game. The record for most points scored belong to Wilt Chamberlin who scored 42 points in the 1962 NBA All-Star game, followed by Michael Jordan with 40 points from the 1988 NBA All-Star game.
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