The West's 143-134 victory over the East in the National Basketball Association's 39th All-Star Game Sunday at Houston's Astrodome had a distinct Utah Jazz flavor _ power forward Karl Malone made 12 of 17 field goal tries, snared nine rebounds and scored 28 points to be named the game's Most Valuable Player. Jazz teammate John Stockton, named as a West starter after the Los Angeles Lakers' Magic Johnson pulled a hamstring, also received considerable MVP consideration as he dished out 17 assists and was a prime factor in the West building the largest halftime lead ever in the game's history, 87-59. "I want to split this right down the middle with that little guy (Stockton)," Malone said. "He makes both of us look good." Malone accepted the award as his mother and stepfather, both in tears, stood next to him. "I look at my mom and my steppapa and I know they are the reason I am here now," Malone said. "I'm happy they are happy." The third Jazz player, center Mark Eaton, snared five rebounds during the nine minutes he played. (Game story on D1).