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One reunion alley-oop can't heal Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant split

After a rough breakup, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were back on the court as West All-Star teammates, managing to find their old groove at least once in a win.

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NBA's best put on a show in New Orleans

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

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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 has fun with reporters asking about Durant (1:04)
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Westbrook and Durant warm up on opposite ends of the court (0:23)
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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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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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Matt Walks ESPN Editor 

Anthony Davis' mom has the best jacket in the house.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis on breaking Wilt's All-Star record: "The next one I'm gonna try to do is 100 points."

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Anthony Davis says he stressed to his teammates in the locker room that he wanted to win the MVP award in front of his home fans. He says he enjoyed breaking one of Wilt Chamberlain's records and "next time I'll try to get 100 points."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The MVP is a popular man in his home arena tonight.

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

The Lakers were engaged today with Sacramento in discussions regarding a trade for Boogie Cousins, but a source tells ESPN they aren't anymore.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Steve Kerr says he predetermined that MVP Anthony Davis would play more minutes than any of his other players. Davis capitalized on the extra time to claim MVP honors from Russell Westbrook who sat for the final 5:45.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

League source on Kings' DeMarcus Cousins decision: "They are going back and forth. Vivek isn't sure what he's going to do."

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Steve Kerr said that the Durant lob to Westbrook "broke the ice" and that sometimes the game does "break the ice." Kerr says he did not realize he did not play Durant and Westbrook together in the second half. Kerr says Kawhi Leonard told him at halftime he didn't want to play anymore and that DeMarcus Cousins told him he was "beat up" prior to the game which is why Cousins barely played.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Russ being Russ.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr said he'd like to find some incentive structure to make the ASG more competitive. Said he feels like "Weekend At Bernie's" on the sidelines.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Giannis Antetokounmpo heads out after meeting with the media.

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Davis finishes with 52 and two huge off-the-backboard jams in win

Anthony Davis ends his All-Star-record 52-point performance with two ridiculous off-the-backboard alley-oops in the West's 192-182 victory over the East.

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Matt Walks ESPN Editor 

Yeah, it's pretty hectic backstage when the All-Stars leave the court together.

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Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Russell Westbrook says Kevin Durant threw him a great lob in the NBA All-Star game.

Curry lays down to avoid Giannis posterization

Giannis Antetokounmpo comes up with a steal, and breaks away to the basket. Before he rises up for a monster one-handed dunk, Steph Curry lays down on the court to get out of Giannis' way.

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Greek Freak posterizes Curry

Paul George shoots a jumper and misses, but Giannis Antetokounmpo flies in and throws down a massive putback dunk over Steph Curry.

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Durant connects with Westbrook for alley-oop

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook turn back the clock with a give-and-go and Westbrook finishing with the slam. The West bench clearly shows its love for the connection.

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