NBA: Damian Lillard named All-Star Game MVP in record East win over West-ZoomTech News

Damian Lillard was named the NBA All-Star Sport’s Most Invaluable Participant after serving to the Jap Convention beat the Western Convention 211-186.

The Milwaukee Bucks guard scored 39 factors, together with 11 three-pointers, in Indianapolis.

The East’s factors tally was a document in an All-Star Sport, surpassing the 196 scored by the West in 2016.

“It is an honour,” stated 33-year-old Lillard on successful the Kobe Bryant MVP Trophy.

“I have been right here fairly a number of instances, so to have this type of accomplishment is particular.”

Boston Celtics ahead Jaylen Brown contributed 36 factors and Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton 32 for the East, who had been the house aspect.

Karl-Anthony Cities of the Minnesota Timberwolves scored 50 for the West.

The full of 397 factors within the 73rd All-Star Sport broke the document of 374 set in 2017.

La Lakers’ LeBron James, 39, took half in a document twentieth All-Star Sport however, due to an ankle harm, performed solely 14 minutes for the West and scored eight factors.

It was reported that the Golden State Warriors tried to acquire James, external earlier than the commerce deadline on 14 February.

“I’m a Laker and I am blissful and been very blissful being a Laker the final six years and hopefully it stays that approach,” he earlier than the sport.

“However I haven’t got the reply to how lengthy it’s or which uniform I will be in. Hopefully [it] is with the Lakers. It is an important organisation – so many greats. However we’ll see.”

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