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NBA's best put on a show at All-Star Game

Anthony Davis set an NBA All-Star game record with 52 points to help lead the West past the East.

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Sources: Pelicans inquire about Boogie, George

The Pelicans hope to add another All-Star to pair with Anthony Davis and have made virtually all their players -- including 2016 top pick Buddy Hield -- available in talks, sources say.

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Live All-Star coverage from New Orleans

As NBA-All Star Weekend continues, ESPN reporters are all over New Orleans taking in the scene and providing dispatches from around the city.

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Curry lays down for Giannis dunk (0:23)
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Adams hits winner for UConn with 2.9 seconds left (0:47)
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The wildest three-quarter-court heave ... that didn't count (1:00)
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LeBron James' plan to become King of Hollywood

LeBron James' first act, becoming one of the greatest basketball players in history, is all but settled as a success. His second act -- to become a global entertainment icon -- is just beginning.

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An all-access pass to the dunk contest (3:23)
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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is back -- and outspoken as ever

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who protested the national anthem in 1996, is back and is outspoken as ever -- about America, oppression and even whether the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were an "inside job."

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Matthews scores sweet backhand goal in Maple Leafs' win (0:31)
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Patrick Kane is mayor of dangle city in win (0:38)
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Why Dale Jr.'s mind can't quit racing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. returns at Daytona after letting his brain heal from multiple concussions -- and after undergoing a different sort of rehabilitation for his psyche.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

There has been talk about DeMarcus Cousins possibly being traded. He only played two minutes tonight. No other active player played less than 13 minutes tonight.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The West leads the East 190-180 with 1:15 left, making this the highest scoring game in NBA All-Star history. Anthony Davis is leading the way with a record 52 points. Kevin Durant (21 pts, 10 reb, 10 ast) has a triple-double for the West.

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Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Last 5 minutes of the all star game should be a blast as Westbrook and Anthony Davis vie for MVP honors at a record scoring clip. Davis has already broken Wilt Chamberlain's all time scoring mark and is at 52 and counting. Interestingly, Steve Kerr has paved the way for Davis to take MVP honors by benching Westbrook who has scored 4- on 26 shots.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Davis has 52 points, an NBA All-Star Game record.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Davis with 44 points has the most points ever scored in an NBA All-Star Game. There is still 5:35 left and Russell Westbrook has 41 points.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With this dunk, Anthony Davis tied Wilt Chamberlain's single-game scoring record of 42 points. He broke it one play later and now has 44 points. But Russell Westbrook (41) is close on his heels with 5:34 left.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Fans behind press row begin chanting "Dee-Fense!" Clippers C DeAndre Jordan stands up and tells them "No!" and begs them to quell their excitement about an element of basketball rarely ever seen in an All Star game.

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Oregon State pulls off the upset over Utah, earning its first conference win. It is the last major conference team to win a conference game this season. BPI gave Oregon State a 10.8% chance to win today's game

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

There is a small, clearly misguided group of fans at the Smoothie King Center chanting "DE-FENSE". There has been just about none of that on the court tonight.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Sixers rookie star Joel Embiid brushes up against greatness, exchanging hugs with Philly legend Julius Erving at halftime. Erving took the court to be honored along with other NBA royalty including Bill Russell, Magic Johnson and Allen Iverson. Magic warmly embraced LeBron James and Kyle Lowry, a kid from North Philly, paid his respects to A.I.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens' pregame speech to the East All-Stars: "It's an honor for us to be here and we appreciate the opportunity to be here with you guys. I get asked all the time about, ‘What inspired you to get into coaching? And what inspired you to want to do this?' And the truth of the matter is nobody is inspired to get into coaching, it just means we weren't good enough to be players. And ultimately the people that inspired me as a kid were the Reggie Millers, were the Larry Birds, were the Magic Johnsons, the Michael Jordans of our era — the guys that are sitting in your shoes. And so I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to share the day with you. And also I recognize the fact of what you mean to those kids."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

It's West 144, East 139 heading into the fourth quarter. Anthony Davis has 32 points and 7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook has 31 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds off the bench.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Russell Westbrook caught fire at the end of the third quarter, draining four 3-pointers in the final 1:17 to give him 31 points and give the West a 144-139 lead. Westbrook scored 31 last year and 41 two years ago, winning MVP honors both times. No player has won 3 straight All-Star Game MVP Awards.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis still out in front of all scorers, with 32 points, entering the fourth quarter, but Russell Westbrook (31) is closing in fast.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Which of Giannis Antetokounmpo's eight dunks has been your favorite?

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

So after all the mystery of who would be the plus-1 in the four Warriors All-Star lineup, it turns out it's DeAndre Jordan, who actually signed an offer sheet with Golden State back in 2011 when he first became a free agent.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Midway through the third quarter, Pelicans star Anthony Davis is up to a game-high 32 points. The record for a single All-Star Game is 42 by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Russell Westbrook fell a point shy of that mark in 2015, and Paul George did so in 2016.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

Former UFC bantamweight title challenger and U.S. Olympic wrestler Sara McMann (11-3) steamrolled UFC newcomer Gina Mazany (4-1), submitting her in the first round of their fight in Halifax, Nova Scotia. McMann called for a title shot afterwards. She has suffered three losses in the UFC, all of which have come to women who have held the UFC title in Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

One storyline to watch for the second half of the All-Star Game beyond the big ones: when will James Harden score? The Rockets star was 0-for-2 in the first half. The last All-Star starter to go scoreless for the game was Kevin Garnett, who played just 6 minutes in 2013.

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There were 57 dunks in last year's NBA All-Star Game. There were 42 in the first half this year.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

John Legend is the halftime act of the NBA All-Star Game.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

John Legend is shining on stage during halftime of the NBA All-Star Game.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis is getting the ball early and often at the Smoothie King Center, as per usual, and leads all scorers with 22 points on 11/17 shooting as the West leads the East 97-92 at half.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Halftime in New Orleans, and the West leads the East 97-92. If that pace keeps up, the two teams would set a record for the highest-scoring All-Star Game for the fourth consecutive year. Last year's game featured 369 points.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The East and West almost combined for 200 points in the FIRST HALF.