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Source: Washington Post

With altered format and legitimate intensity, the NBA All-Star Game gets new life

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After Paul George buried a three-pointer in the dying seconds of the first half of Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center, he and Kyrie Irving trapped James Harden in the backcourt.

LeBron James finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists en route to deservedly winning his third career All-Star Game MVP award, but he just as easily could have earned it for helping set the tone for how the game would be played in its opening minutes.

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