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West All-Stars outlast East in NBA All-Star Game

Published: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 11:44 a.m. CDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant turned this All-Star game into L.A. story.

Paul had 20 points, 15 assists and won MVP honors, Bryant blocked LeBron James' comeback attempt, and the Western Conference beat the East 143-138 on Sunday night. Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Griffin finished with 19, joining his Clippers teammate, Paul, in creating Lob City deep in the heart of Texas.

James scored 19 points but shot only 7 of 18, Bryant blocking two of his shots late, after having no shooting troubles during the latter part of the season's first half. Carmelo Anthony led the East with 26 points and 12 rebounds.

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