NEW ORLEANS -- Coming off the bench, Russell Westbrook clearly wanted to get himself another MVP tropy at the NBA All-Star Game -- 26 shots in 20 minutes for 41 points -- but him playing with former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate and his roughouse play with John Wall drew the most attention Sunday.
In the second quarter, Westbrook made a two-hand shove of Wall after a break in the action. Intially, he had a scowl. Then it turned into a bit of a smirk.
Wall, who was attempting to play defense, didn't take it too seriously. The final score was 192-182 as the West beat the East.
"There wasn't no trash-talking," Wall said. "I didn't say (anything). If it was real games, I'll get down. That was just fun and games."
Jae Crowder of the Boston Celtics found that out when the poked Wall in the face with his finger during a game in January that led to both players being fined. Wall retaliated there with a quick slap.
The highlight of the night, however, came when Kevin Durant, who left Westbrook and the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, threw his former point guard a lob for a dunk.
When there was a timeout, the DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green and Steph Curry led the cheer when the pair went to the bench.
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