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NBA All-Star game updates: West beats the East, 163-158
NBA All-Star game updates: West beats the East, 163-158

Russell Westbrook almost made history Sunday, scoring the second-most points in All-Star game history as the Western Conference held off the East, 163-158. Westbrook had 41 points, one fewer than Wilt Chamberlain scored in 1962, and was an easy choice for MVP. It was Westbrook’s game from the time he stepped on the court midway through the first quarter. By the time he sat down 11 minutes later, he had 27 points on 11-for-15 shooting, an All-Star record for points in a half. There was also a record for total overall points, the teams’ 323 topping last year’s mark of 318. Westbrook made five of nine three-point attempts and found other ways to score, including two...

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