Kobe Bryant took seven shots in the first six minutes of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game to lead all scorers with 11 points as the West took a 37-27 advantage out of the first quarter. Chris Bosh led the East with eight points, two of which came on a vicious putback jam.
Kobe had a pretty dunk of his own, going baseline on Bulls star Derrick Rose and finishing with a two-handed reverse bomb. Clippers rookie Blake Griffin, as you'd expect, woke up the crowd with an electric transition alley-oop finish on a give-and-go with Deron Williams of the Jazz. Griffin hit Williams in stride with a bounce pass, and Williams lofted the ball at the rim. Griffin murdered the ball, as he did Saturday night in becoming the Slam Dunk Contest champion.