NBA All-Star Game: Kobe Bryant wins fourth MVP honor in leading West to 148-143 win
The West team survived the East's furious fourth-quarter comeback led by LeBron James to win the 60th NBA All-Star game.
Kobe Bryant was the game's leading scorer with 37 points. Kevin Durant had 34 points for the West.
Bryant won his fourth All-Star MVP award.
James had a triple-double, with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and was the best player on the court in the final quarter with 14 points. James twice brought the East to within two points in the final minutes, but baskets by Pau Gasol and Durant helped salvage the game for the West, which led by 17 points entering the final quarter.
Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates a play with West teammate Blake Griffin of the Clippers during the NBA All-Star game at Staples Center on Sunday. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times