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Follow live: East battles West in NBA All-Star Game

The biggest names in the NBA put on a show in New Orleans in the All-Star Game.

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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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Westbrook warms up on opposite end of Durant (0:20)
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Westbrook dodges KD question with ease (0:16)
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Pelicans heat up trade talks before deadline (0:59)
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The best moments in All-Star weekend history (4:04)
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LeBron denies any rivalry between himself and Curry (0:36)
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Shaq sneaks up on Sage Steele (0:31)
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Anthony Davis already among the world's best (0:59)
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An all-access pass to the dunk contest (3:23)
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It was an action-packed 3-point contest (3:01)
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Grading the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest

Pacers swingman Glenn Robinson III outlasted Suns rookie Derrick Jones Jr. to take the top grade in the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest.

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All-Star Saturday Night's sights and sounds (1:44)
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Robinson III wins dunk contest over Jones Jr. (2:02)
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The 16-year-old hero the Slam Dunk Contest deserved (0:50)
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The science behind GRIII's winning dunk (0:48)
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Is Dolan good for the NBA? (0:52)
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Abdul-Rauf a trail blazer for athletes speaking out (6:36)
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Announcer introduces Durant from OKC. It's awkward (0:20)
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The future of the NBA threw down in the Big Easy (1:02)
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Inside the NBA Rising Stars Challenge (2:29)
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Biggest buyers and sellers at NBA trade deadline

These four teams have the largest incentives to make moves at the trade deadline, either by buying big for the playoffs or selling now to build for the future.

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What to expect at the All-Star Game (1:19)

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The East All-Stars are rolling with small ball to start the second quarter, with point guards Isaiah Thomas (5-foot-9) and Kemba Walker (6-foot-1) sharing a backcourt. John Wall, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony round out the unit.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Most points in the first quarter of an NBA All-Star Game with 101. Over/Under is 352.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The two teams combined for 101 points in the first quarter. That sets the All-Star record for most points in q quarter, breaking the mark of 99 (set in 2 different quarters last season).

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Marc Gasol has been more entertaining than expected in the All-Star setting.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Every East player who played in the first quarter scored, and they lead the West 53-48 after 1. Between both teams, four players have yet to enter: DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, Kemba Walker and Carmelo Anthony, who was a late addition to the roster.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo have 10 points apiece as the East All-Stars lead the West 53-48 after one quarter at the Big Blender.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

East 53, West 48 at the end of the first quarter. Yes, the FIRST QUARTER.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Blue Ivy Carter is courtside at the NBA All-Star Game with her mom and dad.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

West offense heavily featuring host Anthony Davis, who's attempted nine of the team's 23 shots. Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo have 10 points apiece.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Mark it down in the box score: with 4:58 left in the first quarter, Kevin Durant assisted on a Russell Westbrook dunk, shortly after Westbrook checked in for the first time. So much for that drama.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Boogie to KD just now on the bench: "I'm proud of you, man."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are on the same floor again as teammates.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Russ with the give and go to KD. No freezing out tonight. Entire bench clapping.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Six minutes into the All-Star Game, the East led the West 26-24. That's a 208-192 pace, which would blow away last year's record scoring effort won by the West, 196-173.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Here comes Russ ready to check in ... and KD staying on the floor. Here. We. Go.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Giannis Antetokounmpo has a block and a steal already, representing far more defense than anyone expected to be played this early in the All-Star Game.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis wins the tip then runs point for the West All-Stars on the game's opening possession, with Steph Curry setting the screen,

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Second-best possible outcome: KD sets up for the game-winning shot and Russ throws LeBron powder in his eyes

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

John Batiste, bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performs the National Anthem before the NBA All-Star Game.