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East Hangs 211 Points to Topple West in NBA All-Star Game

Tyrese Haliburton makes history in NBA All-Star Game with a three-point shot, leading Eastern Conference to record-setting 211-186 win.

In a record-setting performance, Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard led the Eastern Conference to a 211-186 victory over the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game. Lillard scored 39 points and made 11 3-pointers, earning him the title of NBA All-Star Game MVP for the first time in his career. The Eastern Conference shattered the previous record for most points in an All-Star Game, with Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown adding 36 points and Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton contributing 32 points on his home court. On the Western Conference side, Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves led with 50 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tallied 31 points.

The game was characterized by a focus on 3-pointers and dunks, with both teams showing little emphasis on defense. The Eastern Conference shot 56.8% from the field and 43.3% from 3-point range, while the Western Conference shot 55.9% overall and 35.2% from beyond the arc. LeBron James made history by playing in his 20th All-Star Game, but his performance on the court was not memorable, finishing with eight points on 4-for-10 shooting.

The Eastern Conference led 104-89 at halftime, with Lillard contributing 22 points, including six 3-pointers. The team continued to dominate in the second half, scoring at least 50 points in all four quarters. Lillard's impressive performance included a halfcourt shot during the third quarter, extending the Eastern Conference's lead.

Overall, the game was a showcase of offensive talent, with both teams putting on an exciting display for fans.

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