March 30, 2006

West runs & shoots past East

San Diego, Calif.-True to their practice form, the West squad used pinpoint passing and sharp three-point shooting in an aggressive, fast paced style to defeat the East squad 112-94 in the 2006 McDonald's All American Game. Leading with way from the wing position for the West were Co-MVP's Kevin Durant and Chase Budinger.

The West got off to a shaky start with the East racing out to a healthy double digit lead early in the first half. Gerald Henderson led the East with 10 points in the first half, and Greg Oden swatted away 4 shots in the opening period.

Gradually the East worked their back into the game only down 55-48 at the break. Durant's work on the outside and Spencer Hawes' work in the post accounted for 7 points each to lead the East.

In the second half, a combination of a swarming defense, crisp passing, and accurate three-point shooting from the West and poor shot selection and poor transition defense from the East turned the game in favor of the West.

Daequan Cook nailed 4 of 7 three-pointers in the second half to jumpstart the West. Jon Scheyer then got into the act sinking 2 of 2 three-pointers and dishing out 4 assists.

Co-MVP's Durant and Budinger also took turns hooking each other up for three-pointers and finishes at the basket.

Sherron Collins shook off a shaky start to play a strong game in the second half as well.

Statistically, the East has more turnovers than assists with 20 turnovers and 19 assists. On the other hand, the West had 24 assists to 15 turnovers.

The East only hit 6 of 24 three-pointers, going 1 of 11 from the arc in the second half. The West hit 44 percent of their three-point attempts, making 14 of 32 for the game.

The West had 13 steals to 7 for the East. The East out rebounded the West 48 to 46 and had 10 blocks to 6 for the East.

Here are the individual stat lines for the West:

Kevin Durant-25 points on 10 of 17 shooting including 2 of 6 from the arc and 3 of 3 from the line, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists and 3 turnovers in 18 minutes of play

Chase Budinger-11 points on 5 of 8 shooting including 1 of 4 from the arc, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 assists and 1 turnover in 21 minutes of play

Robin Lopez-3 points on 1 of 2 shooting and 1 of 2 from the line, 8 rebounds, 1 block and 2 assists in 16 minutes of play

Spencer Hawes-11 points on 5 of 9 shooting and 1 of 2 from the line, 5 rebounds and 2 turnovers in 17 minutes of play

Sherron Collins-11 points on 4 of 8 shooting including 1 of 2 from the arc and 2 of 3 from the line, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals, 3 assists and 1 turnover in 16 minutes of play

Darrell Arthur-7 points on 2 of 6 shooting including 1 of 1 from the arc and 2 of 3 from the line, 3 rebounds, 1 block and 2 turnovers in 13 minutes of play

Demond Carter-0 points on 0 of 3 shooting including 0 of 2 from the arc, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in 14 minutes of play

Daequan Cook-17 points on 6 of 13 shooting including 5 of 9 from the arc, 1 steal and 2 assists in 19 minutes of play

D.J. Augustin-7 points on 2 of 6 shooting including 1 of 3 from the arc and 2 of 2 from the line, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists and 3 turnovers in 19 minutes of play

Jon Scheyer-9 points on 3 of 4 shooting including 2 of 2 from the arc and 1 of 2 from the line, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 turnover in 15 minutes of play

Brook Lopez-6 points on 2 of 3 shooting and 2 of 2 from the line, 5 rebounds, 1 block, 3 steals and 1 turnover in 18 minutes of play

James Keefe-5 points on 1 of 6 shooting including 1 of 3 from the arc and 2 of 4 from the line, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal and 1 turnover in 14 minutes of play

Here are the individual stat lines for the West:

Lance Thomas-9 points on 4 of 8 shooting and 1 of 2 from the line, 2 steals and 1 turnover in 21 minutes of play

Thaddeus Young-14 points on 6 of 9 shooting including 0 of 2 from the arc and 2 of 2 from the line, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 assist and 1 turnover in 19 minutes of play

Gerald Henderson-16 points on 6 of 10 shooting including 1 of 1 from the arc and 3 of 4 from the line, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 turnovers in 17 minutes of play

Greg Oden-10 points on 3 of 4 shooting and 4 of 4 from the line, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 assist and 1 turnover in 19 minutes of play

Tywon Lawson-4 points on 2 of 7 shooting including 0 of 1 from the arc, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 5 assists and 3 turnovers in 19 minutes of play

Javaris Crittenton-8 points on 3 of 9 shooting including 2 of 6 from the arc, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 3 assists and 3 turnovers in 20 minutes of play

Scottie Reynolds-3 points on 1 of 3 shooting from the arc, 1 rebound, 1 steal and 5 assists in 13 minutes of play

Earl Clark-4 points on 1 of 7 shooting including 0 of 3 from the arc and 2 of 2 from the line, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assists and 1 turnover in 16 minutes of play

Mike Conley-0 points on 0 of 3 shooting, 1 steal and 1 turnover in 8 minutes of play

Vernon Macklin-6 points on 3 of 3 shooting, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 assists and 4 turnovers in 16 minutes of play

Wayne Ellington-8 points on 3 of 10 shooting including 2 of 8 from the arc, 3 rebounds and 1 turnover in 15 minutes of play

Brandan Wright-12 points on 6 of 10 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 turnover in 17 minutes of play



 

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