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East pulls out all the stops to beat West, 163-155, in All-Star game
East pulls out all the stops to beat West, 163-155, in All-Star game

NEW ORLEANS — Defense won the NBA All-Star game. No joke. Well, maybe a chuckle is in order. The East wasn't exactly hand-in-the-face tough during a game that featured a record 318 points and zero blocked shots, but it did manage to stop the West when it needed to Sunday during the final minutes of a 163-155 victory. BOX SCORE: East 163, West 155 Carmelo Anthony's record eighth three-pointer was part of a game-ending 10-0 run at the Smoothie King Center that helped the East break the record of 155 points set by the West in 2003. "I keep telling you guys that great offense beats great defense," deadpanned East Coach Frank Vogel, the Indiana Pacers'...

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