NBA All-Star Game Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at what you need to know about the NBA All-Star Game. The All-Star game caps off All-Star Weekend. All-Star Weekend includes the Slam Dunk contest, the Three Point Shootout and the Rookie Challenge.

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 15. The Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 163-158. This is the highest scoring game in All-Star history.

The Eastern Conference has won 37 All-Star games and the Western Conference has won 27.

2015:
Western Conference Roster:
Head Coach:
Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors)
Starters:
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) - Forward - did not play due to injury
Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies) - Center
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) - Guard - did not play due to injury
Anthony Davis (N.O. Pelicans) - Center/Forward - did not play due to injury
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) - Guard

Eastern Conference Roster:
Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer (Atlanta Hawks)
Starters:

Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) - Forward
LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) - Forward
Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls) - Center/Forward
John Wall (Washington Wizards) - Guard
Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) - Guard

History:
March 2, 1951 -
The first All-Star game takes place at the Boston Garden. The East wins 111-94. Ed Macauley is named the MVP.

1976 - The Slam Dunk Contest debuts during halftime of the All-Star game, laying the foundation for the modern-day All-Star Weekend. Julius Erving is named the winner.

    1977 - The first All-Star game played after the merger of the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association. The East wins 125-124. Julius Erving is named MVP.

    1992 - Months after announcing that he is HIV positive and despite not playing all season, Earvin "Magic" Johnson is voted into the All-Star game. He is also named MVP.

    February 26, 2012 - Kobe Bryant surpasses Michael Jordan (262 points) to become the All-Star career scoring leader (271 points).

    Selection Process:
    Fans around the world voted for the starters for each team.

    The 30 head coaches vote for the remaining members of the All-Star teams in their respective conferences. Coaches must vote for seven players in order of preference but are not allowed to vote for players from their team. The selections must include two guards, two forwards and a center. Two other players are chosen regardless of position.

    If any player cannot participate in the All-Star game, the NBA Commissioner will select a replacement after the coaches select reserves.

    Head coaches for the East and West All-Star teams are based on the teams with the best winning percentage in each conference following the Sunday games played two weeks prior to the NBA All-Star Game.