HOUSTON — In the first quarter, Carmelo Anthony looked like the most versatile player on the floor.
Then down the stretch, he was the East’s best offensive weapon.
Combining his strong start and finish with his overall playmaking, Anthony (26 points, 12 rebounds — both team-highs) was this close to winning his first All-Star Game MVP on Sunday night at the Toyota Center.
Instead, the West slipped past the East at the end and won the 62nd annual All-Star Game for the third straight year, 143-138.
HOUSTON â?? Any NBA All-Star Game is first and foremost a celebration of offense, creativity and moves found in the “betcha can’t top thisâ? category.
The 62d annual event last night was no exception.
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