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NBA All-Star Game: West 134, East 122 (midway through fourth quarter)

February 20, 2011 |  8:06 pm

All-stars10_510 The chant picked up in a hurry: "We want Blake, we want Blake" early in the fourth quarter and the Staples Center crowd erupted when Blake Griffin got off the bench and re-entered the game.

Griffin missed a reverse layup a minute on his first possession, and the crowd growned. But he scored on a fastbreak dunk after two minutes.

Kobe Bryant and Griffin were on the court together for the first time with about eight minutes to go in the game.

Minnesota's Kevin Love hit a jumper from the top of the key and was the last All-Star to score in the game.

Fans are texting their votes for the MVP, and Bryant, with 37 points, is the obvious favorite.

--Barry Stavro

Photo: Clippers forward Blake Griffin soars for a put-back dunk in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

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