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NBA All-Star Game 2012: Kevin Durant Named MVP In West Victory

Kevin Durant was downright dominant, finishing with 36 points -- six points off the all-time record for points in an all-star game -- and seven rebounds, and he was rewarded for his efforts with the MVP Award of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, which the West won 152-149 on Sunday night at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. Durant, 23, is the youngest MVP.

Durant scored the majority of his points in the first half, leading all players with 21 points. Durant and Kobe Bryant paced the West out to a fast start, scoring 10 and 11 points with just under four minutes to play in the opening quarter. The West took an 88-69 lead at halftime, which set the mark for the most point scored in the first half of an all-star game. Despite a late push from the East, the West was able to hang on for the victory.

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