Yep, it did. And the East was up 2 late in the 1st OT until JO got whistled for a "foul" on Kobe's bad 3 point attempt. Kobe hit two to tie and force 2OT.

Anyway, I'm not here to talk about that call. What I am here to talk about, is what did the East do to make it as close as it was.

The common consensus this year is that the West should kill the East. Well, I know the attitude was the same least year, yet that games was I believe the closest in All-Stat history.

So, what did the East do to make it that way? They should have been killed, but they weren't. And the almost won.

I don't remember what they did, so I'm hoping a few of you do so I can piece it together.