|Fun and games. (Getty Images)|
The Western Conference All-Stars beat the East 143-138 on Sunday in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. In a highlight-filled exhibition worthy of the stars involved, the loaded West maintained a lead the entire game, mostly behind MVP Chris Paul's 20-point, 15-assist, 4-steals performance. Notably, Kobe Bryant turned up the Heat late, shutting down LeBron James, including one massive block when the East tried to make a run.
The show featured pretty awful musical performances to open, a decent halftime show, pretty good effort offensively and the usual poor defense.
The West were considered heavy favorites and showed why with a deeper array of offensive talent better suited to the light-hearted exhibition.