The first half of the NBA All-Star Game did its best to make up for the disappointment of last night's Slam Dunk Contest.
The Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star squads combined to score 165 points (89-76) in the first half of Sunday night's showcase, setting a new All-Star record. The West's 89 points in a half were also an All-Star record.
The total of 165 points eclipsed the old record of 157 points, set in 1988 and 2012. The West broke its own record after setting a new high last year with 88.
Kevin Durant led both teams in scoring with 22 points (9-of-14 shooting). Fellow Western starter Blake Griffin had 20.
For the East, Carmeo Anthony scored 20 first-half points and LeBron James added 12.
The two teams combined to shot 56.1 percent from the field and knocked down 13 three-pointers.
The 165 combined pts at half time is more than the totals in 18 NBA games this season.For more coverage from 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend, check out SI.com’s All-Star hub.
— Jim Hlavac (@jimhlavac) February 17, 2014