Despite the West falling to the East 163-155, Clippers stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin put on a show in the 2014 All-Star Game.
For Blake Griffin, a loss is likely the reason why he walked away without the MVP award. He finished the night with 38 points on 19-for-23 shooting, tying the game-high with Kevin Durant, 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. Griffin’s 38 points ties him for third all-time in points scored in the All-Star game with Durant and Rick Barry, behind Michael Jordan (40 – 1988) and Wilt Chamberlain (42 – 1962). Griffin also broke the record for most field goals scored in a quarter (9), half (10), and game (19).
For Chris Paul, who was coming off the bench in this contest for the first time since 2008, he had a solid outing in 24 minutes of play contributing 11 points and 13 assists, the most assists by a player on the West.
Of course, with the All-Star games comes the endless highlights as both players skill sets are perfectly suited for this playground-esque affair. Here is a fantastic vine of the best dunk from the game that’ll hold you over until the internet uploads all of the highlights.
Now that the break is over, the two stars will likely head back to Los Angeles tonight to rejoin the team. Making a NBA TV appearance on Tuesday, the Clippers will be taking on the second-seeded San Antonio Spurs.