LeBron James' big night earned MVP honors.
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King-Sized Rally Propels East to Victory
Trailing by 21, the East rode the hot shooting of LeBron James to a 122-120 victory over the West in the 2006 NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center in Houston. The 21-year old James, who scored 29 points and grabbed six rebounds, became the youngest player to win MVP. With the score tied, Dwyane Wade, who finished with 20 points, hit the game-winning layup with 16 seconds left. Tracy McGrady led the West with a game-high 36 points.
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East Ends Three-Year Skid in 2005
A well-balanced attack led the East to a 125-115 win over the West in Denver in 2005. Allen Iverson garnered MVP honors by scoring 15 points and dishing out 10 assists. Dwyane Wade added 14 points and LeBron James tallied 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds in their debuts.
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2006 EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
NO.
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
0
Gilbert Arenas (Washington)
G
6-4
210
01/06/82
Arizona
1
#Chauncey Billups (Detroit)
G
6-3
202
09/25/76
Colorado
4
#Chris Bosh (Toronto)
F
6-10
235
03/24/84
Georgia Tech
15
Vince Carter (New Jersey)
F
6-6
220
01/26/77
North Carolina
32
#Richard Hamilton (Detroit)
G
6-7
193
02/14/78
Connecticut
3
*Allen Iverson (Philadelphia)
G
6-0
165
06/07/75
Georgetown
23
*LeBron James (Cleveland)
G
6-8
245
12/30/85
St. Vincent/St. Mary HS
7
*i-Jermaine O'Neal (Indiana)
F
6-11
226
10/13/78
Eau Claire HS
32
C
7-1
325
03/06/72
LSU
34
Paul Pierce (Boston)
F
6-6
230
10/13/77
Kansas
3
*Dwyane Wade (Miami)
G
6-4
212
01/17/82
Marquette
3
Ben Wallace (Detroit)
F
6-9
240
09/10/74
Virginia Union
36
Rasheed Wallace (Detroit)
F
6-11
225
09/17/74
North Carolina
Head Coach: Flip Saunders (Detroit); Assistants: Sidney Lowe, Ron Harper, Don Zierden
Athletic Trainer: Ted Arzonico (Orlando)
2006 WESTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
NO.
PLAYER (TEAM)
POS.
HT.
WT.
BIRTHDATE
FROM
34
Ray Allen (Seattle)
G
6-5
205
07/20/75
Connecticut
42
Elton Brand (L.A. Clippers)
F
6-8
265
03/11/79
Duke
8
*Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers)
G
6-6
220
08/23/78
Lower Merion HS
21
*Tim Duncan (San Antonio)
F
7-0
260
04/25/76
Wake Forest
21
Kevin Garnett (Minnesota)
F
6-11
220
05/19/76
Farragut Academy (HS)
16
#Pau Gasol (Memphis)
C
7-0
227
07/06/80
Spain
31
Shawn Marion (Phoenix)
F
6-7
228
05/07/78
UNLV
1
*Tracy McGrady (Houston)
F
6-8
210
05/24/79
Mt. Zion Academy (HS)
11
*Yao Ming (Houston)
C
7-6
310
09/12/80
China
13
*Steve Nash (Phoenix)
G
6-3
180
02/07/74
Santa Clara
41
Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas)
F
7-0
245
06/19/78
Germany
9
#Tony Parker (San Antonio)
G
6-2
177
05/17/82
France
Head Coach: Avery Johnson (Dallas); Assistants: Del Harris, Rolando Blackman, Joe Prunty
Athletic Trainer: Keith Jones (Houston)

*denotes starter
#denotes first-time selection
i- denotes injured and will not participate, replaced by Gilbert Arenas

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