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Eastern Conference overcomes Durant, Griffin to pull out 163-155 victory in NBA All-Star game

  • West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder (35) heads to the hoop against =Team East during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)

    West Team's Kevin Durant, of the Oklahoma City Thunder (35) heads to the hoop against =Team East during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • East Team's Kyrie Irving, of the Cleveland Cavaliers (2) goes to the hoop against the West Team during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    East Team's Kyrie Irving, of the Cleveland Cavaliers (2) goes to the hoop against the West Team during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

  • West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) heads to the hoop as East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Christian Petersen, Pool)

    West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) heads to the hoop as East Team's LeBron James, of the Miami Heat (6) looks on during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Christian Petersen, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Carmelo Anthony made an All-Star record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, and the Eastern Conference overcame Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and the Western Conference for a 163-155 victory Sunday night.

Durant and Griffin each finished with 38 points, four shy of the NBA All-Star game record. But the East scored the final 10 points to pull out a game they trailed by 18.

Kyrie Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the game's MVP for the East, which snapped a three-game losing streak. LeBron James had 22 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Griffin shot 19 of 23, while Durant finished with 10 rebounds and six assists.