By Ian Thomsen
February 17, 2014
Kyrie Irving rallied the East to stop the conference's three-game losing skid in the All-Star Game.
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And so the stars who won this night were those who have not been winning the games that matter this season. "Regardless of whether I won MVP of this game or not," Irving said, "my focus level is going to remain the same after the All-Star break, and that's trying to get as many wins as possible." The winner he was Sunday among the greatest of all players is the same player that Irving wants to be Tuesday at Philadelphia, when he's playing against the woeful 76ers. Ultimately, he wants the kinds of plays he made here to matter when it counts.

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