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East gets by Durant, Griffin to win All-Star game

  • West Team Dwight Howard, of the Houston Rockets (12) and East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) vie for a loose ball during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    West Team Dwight Howard, of the Houston Rockets (12) and East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) vie for a loose ball during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) heads to the hoop during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) heads to the hoop during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

  • West Team's Paul George of the Indian Pacers  (24) goes to the hoop as West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) defends during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    West Team's Paul George of the Indian Pacers (24) goes to the hoop as West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) defends during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) drives to the hoop as West Team's Damian Lillard, of the Portland Trail Blazers (0) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) drives to the hoop as West Team's Damian Lillard, of the Portland Trail Blazers (0) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, sits with West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, sits with West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • West Team's Paul George of the Indian Pacers  (24) moves down the court during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    West Team's Paul George of the Indian Pacers (24) moves down the court during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder (35) heads to the hoop against =Team East during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)

    West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder (35) heads to the hoop against =Team East during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)

  • West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) heads to the hoop as East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Christian Petersen, Pool)

    West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) heads to the hoop as East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Christian Petersen, Pool)

  • East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) heads to the hoop during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) heads to the hoop during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • West Team's Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans (23) dunks the ball against the West Team during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    West Team's Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans (23) dunks the ball against the West Team during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

  • Former NBA player Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Former NBA player Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) dunks the ball against the West Team during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) dunks the ball against the West Team during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

  • The National anthem is played during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    The National anthem is played during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

  • West Team Dwight Howard, of the Houston Rockets (12) and East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) vie for a loose ball during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) heads to the hoop during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  • West Team's Paul George of the Indian Pacers  (24) goes to the hoop as West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) defends during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) drives to the hoop as West Team's Damian Lillard, of the Portland Trail Blazers (0) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, sits with West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • West Team's Paul George of the Indian Pacers  (24) moves down the court during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder (35) heads to the hoop against =Team East during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)
  • West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) heads to the hoop as East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Christian Petersen, Pool)
  • East Team John Wall, of the Washington Wizards (2) heads to the hoop during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • West Team's Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans (23) dunks the ball against the West Team during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  • Former NBA player Bill Russell waves to the crowd during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) dunks the ball against the West Team during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  • The National anthem is played during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

NEW ORLEANS – The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin – then stopped their losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

Kyrie Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the game’s MVP, Carmelo Anthony made an All-Star record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, and the East rallied for a 163-155 victory over the West last night.

“It’s a great honor,” Irving said. “We had a few MVPs. Everyone out here today is an MVP.”

Durant and Griffin each finished with 38 points, four shy of Wilt Chamberlain’s All-Star game record. But the East scored the final 10 points to pull out a game it trailed by 18.

Irving scored 15 points in the fourth quarter as the East ended a three-game losing streak. LeBron James had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

“The superstars of our league were just telling us to compete on every play,” Irving said. “Trying to play as much defense as possible. You know, sticking to our game plan. We had a game plan going in and we executed.”

Griffin shot 19-of-23, while Durant finished with 10 rebounds and six assists.

But the West was shut out after Durant’s 3-pointer gave it a 155-153 lead with 1:59 left. Indiana’s Paul George made three free throws, Anthony nailed his final 3-pointer, and James scored to make it 161-155. George closed it out with two more free throws and finished with 18 points.

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