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2012 NBA All-Star Game Final Score: West Fends Off East For 152-149 Victory

For a while it didn't look like the 2012 All-Star game would have much fourth quarter drama, as the West had a 19-point lead at halftime and led by as many as 21 in the second half. But the East put together an impressive rally down the stretch, pulling to within one point before falling 152-149.

Related: Complete coverage of the 2012 NBA All-Star game.

LeBron James -- who scored 36 points on the night -- was a huge part of the East's rally, but it was a crucial miscue on his part in the final minute that helped seal the team's fate. With the ball in his hands and the East down two with less than 10 seconds left, James fired a pass to what he thought was an open teammate in the corner, but the West's Blake Griffin stole it away. Griffin was fouled and hit 1-2 free throws to give the game its final margin.

Kevin Durant, who was named the MVP of the contest, led the West with 36 points, and Kobe Bryant scored 27.

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