TORONTO (CBSMiami/AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was named MVP of the 2016 All-Star game, giving him the award for the second straight season.
Westbrook led the Western Conference with 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 196-173 win over the Eastern Conference in Toronto.
Westbrook won the award in Brooklyn last year as well. The only other player to win back-to-back All-Star MVP’s was Bob Pettit of St. Louis in 1958 and 1959. But Pettit shared the award with Elgin Baylor in 1959.
Fan favorite Kobe Bryant scored 10 points on 4-for-11 shooting while playing in his 18th and final All-Star game. Bryant left the game to a standing ovation with 1:06 to play.
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George led all scorers with 41 points for the East, one off Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game record set in 1962.
The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade scored 8 points in his 12th All-Star game appearance.
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