As far as All-Star performances go, Brandon Roy turned in an awesome one last night. I figured that I watch Roy get a few minutes in the first half, watch The Simpsons, then turn back to TNT in time to watch him get a few more minutes toward the end of the game. It was a nice surprise to see him play a TON, more than any other player on the Western Conference team. 28 minutes is a lot of burn for anyone in an All-Star game, let alone a first-timer and a sophomore. A cursory glance at the box scores from previous All-Star games would lead me to believe that, aside from LeBron James in 2003, Roy logged the most minutes for a first-year All-Star, but don't quote me on that.
Roy also had the best field-goal percentage of any of the All-Stars, finishing a ridiculous 8-for-10 from the field. Both of Brandon's misses came in the second quarter. One of the misses was a 23-foot three, the other a missed dunk. Chris Paul's toss to Roy was a bit hard to handle, so it's no surprise that he didn't finish the alley-oop, but even the miss made for some nice art. I liked the pics from that almost-dunk so much that I thought I'd post those in the blog.