Bosh secures win for East

Updated: February 15, 2010, 1:46 AM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Playing about 20 miles west from where he was a high school star, Dallas native Chris Bosh looked right at home in the All-Star Game Sunday night at Cowboys Stadium.

"It is a really good feeling to be an All-Star year in and year out," said Bosh, who hit two free throws with 5 seconds left to give the East a 141-139 victory. "But to be an All-Star in my hometown, it's been great for me."

The Toronto star, a five-time All-Star selection, had 23 points and 10 rebounds playing in his favorite football team's stadium.

He entered the game with 5:44 left in the first quarter. Bosh drove for a dunk 8 seconds later and hit all three of his shots in the first quarter.

Bosh finished things off with two of his more memorable free throws.

"First off, I just wanted to make them," Bosh said. "We got a shot at the end. We all wanted to win the game, obviously."

Bosh led Lincoln High School to a state championship his senior season. He normally has a vocal group of friends and family in the stands when the Raptors visit the Mavericks each season.

This isn't Bosh's first experience at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. He was in attendance for the first regular-season game at the stadium Sept. 20 when the Cowboys hosted the New York Giants.

Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams, who played in high school at The Colony in suburban Dallas, had 14 points in six assists in 28 minutes.

"It was one of the most memorable games I've ever played in my life," Williams said.

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