Kobe Bryant Leads West To 37-27 Advantage In 2011 NBA All-Star Game

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.

Doc Rivers engaged in some gamesmanship by inserting all four of his Boston Celtics' All-Star reserves at the same moment, and teaming them up with Dwight Howard.

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