NBA Stats

Feb 17 2014 2:08AM

Record-Breaking Night in New Orleans

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game has come to a close, but the person in charge of maintaining the NBA record books is working overtime. Throughout the night, records were broken and others were threatened as the capacity crowd at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans was treated to an spectacular display of offense ... and a few minutes of defense from the East down the stretch.

Here is a rundown of the new records set on Sunday night.

Team Scoring

  • With tonight's final score of 163-155, the two teams combined to score 318 total points, breaking the previous record of 303, set in 1987 in overtime.
  • The East set the record for most points scored by one team with 163 points, topping the previous mark of 155, set by the West in 2003 in double-overtime.
  • The teams combined to dish out 88 assists, breaking the previous record of 85 set in 1984.
  • Team Shooting

  • The teams combined to make the most field goals with 135, breaking the previous mark of 128 in 2007.
  • The teams combined to make the most 3-pointers with 30, topping the previous mark of 26 in both 2012 and 2013.
  • The teams combined to attempt the most 3-pointers with 100, breaking the previous mark of 71 in 2013.
  • The West shattered the record for most 3-point attempts by one team with 56, topping the previous mark of 39 by the East in 2013.
  • The West made 16 3-pointers, breaking the previous mark of 14 held by the East (2012) and the West (2013).
  • The East made 70 field goals, breaking the previous mark of 69 by the West in 2007.
  • Individual Shooting

  • Carmelo Anthony set a new record with eight 3-pointers, breaking the previous mark of six, held by Mark Price (1993) and LeBron James (2012).
  • Blake Griffin set a new record with 19 field goals made, breaking the previous mark of 17 by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962.
  • Griffin set a new record with nine field goals made in the first quarter, breaking the previous mark of eight field goals in a single quarter, held by Glen Rice (1997) and Dave DeBusschere (1967).
  • Griffin tied an All-Star record with 10 field goals made in the first half, joining Wilt Chamberlain from 1962.
  • Kevin Durant attempted 17 3-pointers, breaking the previous record of 11, held by Ray Allen (2005) and Durant (2011).
  • Teammate Scoring

  • Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant combined to score 76 points (38 apiece) to set a new record for combined points by teammates in an All-Star Game.
  • Halftime Records

  • The West scored 89 points in the first half, breaking the previous mark of 88, set by the West in 2012.
  • The teams combined for 165 points in the first half, topping the previous mark of 157, set in 1988 and 2012.
  • Records that were threatened but not achieved

  • Both Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant scored 38 points, coming within four points of Wilt Chamberlain's single-game All-Star scoring record of 42 points. Chamberlain remains in first, followed by Michael Jordan with 40 points in 1988. Griffin and Durant join Rick Barry, who scored 38 points in 1967, in a tie for third place.
  • Random Notes

  • Kyrie Irving was named MVP of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game after scoring 31 points and dishing out 14 assists to lead the East to victory. Irving joins LeBron James (2006) as the only Cavaliers players to win All-Star MVP. Both won the MVP award when the game was held in New Orleans.
  • With 22 points on Sunday, LeBron James passed Oscar Robertson (246) to move into fourth place on the all-time All-Star scoring list with 248 points. He now trails only Kobe Bryant (280), Michael Jordan (262) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (251).
  • Kevin Durant scored 30 or more points for the fourth straight All-Star Game. He's averaged 34.5 points in those four appearances. Durant has appeared in five All-Star Games in his career, with a scoring average of 30.6, the highest in All-Star history.
  • Chris Paul dished out 13 assists to give him 75 in his six All-Star Games for an average of 12.5 assists per game, the highest mark in All-Star history. Paul trails only Magic Johnson (127), Isiah Thomas (97), Bob Cousy (86) and Oscar Robertson (81).