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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference reacts after a hard foul during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center on February 26, in Orlando, Florida.
The 33-year-old American Bryant fractured his nose in the third quarter after being hit in the face by Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade. Wade was assessed a foul for reaching in and striking Bryant with just under nine minutes to go in the quarter. Bryant finished with 27 points and had 271 career all-star game points by the end of the 61st NBA All-Star Game. A bloodied Bryant stepped up to the free-throw line and sank both shots. He remained in the game, playing eight minutes in the fourth quarter and helping the West hold off a late charge by Team East to take it 152-149.