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What are the closest games in NBA All-Star Game history?


Defence can tend to take a backseat in the NBA All-Star Game, but that doesn't mean there aren't close contests.

When the game heads into the fourth quarter, both teams lock in and aim for the win.

Over the years there have been plenty of nail-biting finishes with 11 games decided by three points or less.

Here's a look back at the closest ever finishes in NBA All-Star Game history...

1965: East 124, West 123

The West stormed home in the fourth quarter with a 32-17 final term, but it wasn't enough to get past MVP Jerry Lucas' 25 points and 10 rebounds.

2001: East 111, West 110

Known as one of the best All-Games of all time! Allen Iverson was at the peak of his powers as he fueled the East to an incredible comeback victory in the fourth quarter.

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Down by 19 after three quarters, the East rallied with a 41-21 final quarter and it was Stephon Marbury who hit the go-ahead three with 26 seconds to play to seal the result.

1977: West 125, East 124

Julius Erving and Bob McAdoo threw everything they had at the West, but couldn't get their conference over the line against

1993: West 135, East 132 (OT)

Six games in the history of the All-Star game have reached overtime, but none finished closed after the extra period than the 1993 edition.

Michael Jordan led the way for the East with 30 points, but Jazz duo Karl Malone and John Stockton finally got one over their nemesis.

1971: West 108, East 107

A close contest throughout the entire game, the West emerged with a key victory late in the game to seal the game.

2010: East 141, West 139

In front of a packed Cowboys Stadium, Dwyane Wade put on a show with 28 points on 75% shooting, 11 assists, 6 rebounds and 5 steals to claim the MVP.

The win made it four out of the past six All-Star Games for the East.

2006: East 122, West 120

The East made it back-to-back wins for the first time since 1997-98 with LeBron James claiming the MVP as the youngest player ever to win the award.

1991: East 116, West 114

Charlotte's last hosting of the All-Star Game put on a classic duel between the two conferences.

Charles Barkley led the East with a big second quarter, but the West roared back into the game and saw it go down to the wire.

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