Monday , Feb , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron leads East to comeback win

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade’s follow shot in the lane with 16.6
seconds remaining rallied the Eastern Conference past the Western Conference,
122-120, at the 55th annual NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center.

LeBron James had 29 points and six rebounds for the East and at 21-years-old
was named the youngest MVP in the history of the contest. Wade ended with 20
points for the East, which rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to
win the contest for a second straight year.

Houston’s Tracy McGrady had game-high honors with 36 points on 15-of-26
shooting, including 4-of-10 from three-point range, for the West. Tim Duncan
tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Shawn Marion totaled 14 points and
eight boards.

Kobe Bryant’s dunk with 58.1 seconds left brought the West within 120-118 and
James then missed a three-point attempt. Bryant then dribbled between his legs
and canned a jumper from the right wing with 23.3 seconds left to tie the

Iverson missed a shot, but Wade’s follow hit the front of the rim before
falling through.

McGrady missed a jumper at the other end and Kevin Garnett corralled the
offensive rebound. Bryant then had the ball stripped by Rasheed Wallace, one
of four Pistons to play in the game. Wallace passed ahead to Iverson, who
tried to give the crowd a last-second highlight. Iverson’s pass off the
backboard set up Vince Carter, but his slam attempt caromed off the rim as
time expired.