NBA All-Star 2014: East Snaps Losing Skid With 163-155 Win

By Michael Ma

Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward LeBron James (6) of the Miami Heat guard Western Conference guard James Harden (13) of the Houston Rockets during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving took away MVP honors at the 63rd NBA All-Star Game, leading the East All-Stars to a 163-155 win Sunday night to the tune of 31 points and 14 assists, while Carmelo Anthony made an All-Star record 8 3-pointers, finishing with 30 points.

The West won the past 3 All-Star games, and it seemed like it would be a 4th straight win as they held a 17 point lead in the 3rd quarter, before a comeback ensued led by Irving and John Wall. Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant each scored 38 points.

James Harden scored 8 points and dished out 5 assists in 23 minutes, while Dwight Howard finished with 8 points and 11 rebounds in 13 minutes.