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February 16, 2015 Updates

What, you were surprised when Dirk Nowitzki soared almost a full foot off the Madison Square Garden hardwood to throw down a lob pass from Golden State’s Stephen Curry during Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game? "Hey, that's what I do," Nowitzki cracked to Marc Stein in an ESPN Radio interview after the West’s 163-158 win. ESPN.com

“The guys are killing me,” Nowitzki said. “They said the last alley-oop I had was in the Hoop Summit in '98. It was great. Steph lobbed it up for me. He kept it nice and low, below the rim for me to get it." ESPN.com

Pau and Marc Gasol made history by becoming the first brothers to start in the same All-Star Game. Pau, the 34-year-old who’s four years Marc’s elder, won the opening tipoff, but that was irrelevant to him. “The emotional moment was just the jump against your brother,” Pau said. New York Daily News

"I wasn't expecting to play that many minutes," Anthony admitted after the game. "It was just one of those things. Coach asked me do I want to get out there and play, and just being here in New York and seeing the guys out there having fun, knowing I couldn't be myself out there, I still wanted to be part of the game, part of the guys, and just -- it's here in New York. So I wanted to kind of just try to take advantage of that moment and this moment." CBSSports.com

February 15, 2015 Updates

Tony Mejia: West beats the East 163-158, covering as 4-pt favorites. The total of 301 is blasted as teams combine for new All-Star record. Over hits. Twitter @TonyMejiaNBA

Warriors guard Klay Thompson admitted that he was “envious” of Stephen Curry and that when he thinks back to going down to his teammate in the Three-Point Contest, he’ll be “a little ticked.” Thompson is that confident in his shot and was bothered he didn’t come through with a golden opportunity to top Curry at Barclays Center on Saturday. And Thompson, who afterward tweeted Curry is the “greatest shooter in the history of the game,” wants his rematch in the contest. Contra Costa Times

“I’ll be back, and hopefully against Steph,” Thompson told reporters.” He got me this year, man, but I’m looking forward to getting him.” Thompson struggled in the championship-round, managing only 14 points for the low score out of any competitor in any round. Curry scored 27. “I think I could have beat him,” Thompson said. “I could have gotten 28, but that’s alright. That’s the way the ball bounces, and I’m proud of him. I’m sure we’ll go against each other another time in our career.” Contra Costa Times

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