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Chris Paul named MVP of All-Star game

West Team's Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against East Team's LeBron James of the Miamia Heat during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)The Associated Press

Chris Paul became the first Los Angeles Clippers player to be NBA All-Star game MVP, scoring 20 points and handing out 15 assists in the West's 143-138 win over the East.

Paul is the third player to have at least 20 points and 15 assists in the league's annual showcase, joining a couple Hall of Fame point guards, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas.

Paul made 7-of-10 shots and went 4-for-5 from 3-point range. He sank two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the West build a double-digit lead.