Any NBA All-Star Game is first and foremost a celebration of offense, creativity and moves found in the “betcha can’t top this” category.

The 62d annual event last night was no exception.

So the Knicks Carmelo Anthony felt right at home.

“For the most part, everybody played their part and did what they had to do and had fun,” said Anthony.

So Anthony’s part, in his sixth All-Star Game, was an Eastern Conference double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds — both team highs — but it wasn’t enough as the West rode a spectacular 20-point, 15-assist effort from Chris Paul plus 30 points from Kevin Durant to a 143-138 victory. It was the third straight Western win. At least the West had fun.

Anthony’s Knicks teammate Tyson Chandler, here because of his rebounding and defense, still was comfortable. Off the bench for the first time since the final game of 2009-10 when he was in Charlotte, Chandler played 17 minutes and had seven points and eight rebounds. New York’s other All-Star, Brooklyn’s Brook Lopez, had three points in 11 minutes. Lopez was the last player from the East to enter the game, checking in at 9:23 of the second quarter.

Dwyane Wade scored 21 points for the East.

“It was Melo being Melo always,” Chandler said. “I always look up at some point in the game and say, ‘He has 17, 18 points? When did he score?’ He gets points so easy.”

And the most fun in the game occurred late when megastars — maybe you’ve heard of them — LeBron James (19 points) of the East and Kobe Bryant (9 points, 8 assists) of the West went head-to-head in a little one-on-one showdown that featured two blocks by Bryant.

“It’s fun to be a part of it. It’s fun to be out there with them. It’s fun to see. It brings the best out of everybody as you could see,” said Anthony, who shot 8 of 14. “It got the game going, kind of got the West team going. I love that because of the competitive nature.”