NBA All-Star Game: West 95, East 85 (midway through third quarter)
Kobe Bryant kept smiling, shooting and driving to keep the West on top of the East with about six minutes to go in the third quarter. Bryant is the game's leading scorer with 32 points on 12-for-21 shooting.
LeBron James began pushing the ball up the court and the East's up-tempo offense cut the West's lead to 84-79 in the first four minutes of the quarter.
James has 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists so far for the East squad.
The West had led, 76-64, at halftime.