Seven of Paul's game-high 16 assists involved Davis, including back-to-back lobs for dunks late in the first quarter.
"When you play with athletic guys like that," Paul said, "it's always fun."
Paul overtook Isiah Thomas for second place on the all-time All-Star game assist list with 106, trailing only
"I know it's in reach," said Paul, who also had 14 points and four rebounds. "I plan on getting it at some point. But when you don't start, you don't get as many minutes." Paul's average of 13.3 assists per game is the highest in All-Star game history.
Drawing it up
San Antonio Coach
Popovich said Sacramento center
"We gave him the clipboard and he said, 'Get out of my way, go flat on the baseline and I'm shooting it,' and he made the three," Popovich said. "That might be the only one that worked all night long."
Kobe Bryant, in his final All-Star game, wasn't the only player to be treated like a hometown favorite.
It was the first time a host city had two All-Star guards since the Lakers'
"I think everybody got the feel of the energy that we witness every single night when we play as
Bryant recorded one steal to break a first-place tie with Michael Jordan for most steals in All-Star game history. Bryant has 38 steals to Jordan's 37. … The dunk contest showdown that resulted in Minnesota's Zach LaVine edging Orlando's Aaron Gordon on Saturday peaked with an average of 7 million viewers, according to