LOS ANGELES CA - FEBRUARY 20: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference posts up Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics and the Eastern Conference in the first quarter of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center on February 20 2011 in Los Angeles California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
It's looking bueno for the West so far. They lead 76 to 64 behind 21 from Kobe Bryant. At the break, he's the favorite for game MVP. Pau Gasol (6 for 6 shooting, three offensive boards) has been nice, too. The East keeps turning the ball over and isn't hitting the glass all that vigorously. The best news of all is that Lenny Kravitz has been sent to the locker room.