By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out who won the 2008 All-Star game, who played well in the Rookie Challenge and who impressed LeBron James with their scoring ability.



2008 All-Star: The Results



Yao Ming, Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash and Tim Duncan all joined forces representing the West in the 2008 All-Star game. Starters Tim Duncan and Yao Ming scored a combined 10 points with four and six respectively. Coming off the bench, Dirk provided a nice spark for the West with 13 points in 26 minutes. While Captain Canada did not register his usual double-double, he did log eight points and six dimes in the Big Easy. However the collective effort of the West's international players was not enough to grab the win, as the East, who were led by MVP LeBron James' 27-point performance, triumphed 134-128. After the exhibition matchup, Nowitzki explained to the AP, "It was a fun game down the stretch and he (LeBron James) really took the team on his back."

Video: All-Star Game: All Access
Photo: Yao Ming makes a move to the hoop
Photo: Duncan's dunks on a dunk champ.
Photo: Dirk shoots a jumper
Photo: Nowitzki's two-handed jam