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NBA All-Star game receives high television ratings

February 21, 2011 |  1:24 pm

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The 60th NBA All-Star game Sunday earned its highest television rating since Michael Jordan's last appearance in 2003.

The Western Conference's 148-143 win drew a 5.2 rating, up 37% from last year. The ratings measure the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program.

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led the fast-paced star-studded show with 37 points and claimed his fourth All-Star most-valuable-player award.

-- Melissa Rohlin

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 Photo: The West's Kobe Bryant tries to keep the ball away from the East's Derrick Rose, left, and Dwyane Wade.

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