LeBron Nets MVP as East Wins

Boston's Allen has game-high 28 points in 134-128 East victory
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 5:17 AM CST
LeBron Nets MVP as East Wins
Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash (13) tries to take the ball around Washington Wizards Antawn Jamison (4) in the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)   (Associated Press)

Ray Allen, only on the NBA All-Star roster to replace an injured Caron Butler, proved himself more than worthy of his slot by scoring a game-high 28 points to help the East to a 134-128 victory. Despite Allen's five three-pointers and red-hot fourth quarter, it was LeBron James hoisting the MVP trophy for his 27 points, nine assists and eight boards, reports the Washington Post.

Three West All-Stars—Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Brandon Roy—shared a team-high 18 points, and their team took enough leads to make this year's contest a real battle. Chris Paul had 16 points and a game-high 14 assists, while Kobe Bryant ended up with a rebound—and nothing else—in just under three minutes of play. (More NBA stories.)

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