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NBA All-Star Game: West 45, East 37 (8 minutes left in second quarter)

February 20, 2011 |  6:26 pm


Clippers rookie and fan favorite Blake Griffin had six points in his first six minutes on the court. He was also fighting for rebounding position under the hoop with a bit more energy than the other stars on the floor.

Two former UCLA players, Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook, checked in at the same time for the West early in the second quarter and got some polite applause.

Westbrook scored six points in his first three minutes, two on assists from Griffin, including a fastbreak dunk that energized the fans.

--Barry Stavro

Photo: Clippers and West forward Blake Griffin finishes off a dunk against the East on Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters