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    1966 NBA ALL STAR GAME CINCINNATI:
    WEST 94 – EAST 137

    All-Star Game 1966

    West
    East
    94 - 137
    Final Score
    Scoreboard1234OTT
    West 18 18 32 26 - 94
    East 33 30 38 36 - 137
    REB
    0
    AST
    22
    PF
    25
    STL
    0
    BLK
    0
    REB
    0
    AST
    28
    PF
    22
    STL
    0
    BLK
    0
    Game Statistics
    29.2%
    Field goal percentage
    0%
    3-pointer percentage
    58.5%
    Free throw percentage
    44.5%
    Field goal percentage
    0%
    3-pointer percentage
    83.8%
    Free throw percentage

    Details

    DateEventSeasonCityAttendanceMVPMVP Team
    January 11, 1966All-Star Game1966Cincinnati13,653Adrian SmithEast

    • Local player Adrian ‘Odie’ Smith, a late selection by the coaches along Chet Walker, surprised everybody with a great performance that helped his team to win clearly 137-94. Probably he has been the least known MVP in the history of the NBA All Star Games.
    • The game’s MVP was to be awarded a brand-new Ford Galaxie 500 convertible. Since the game have no competition, encouraged by his teammates and the fans, an inspired Smith was force-fed the ball for the entire second half. His mate in Cincinnati Royals, Oscar Robertson, made 17 points 10 rebounds and 8 assists.
    • The difference in the score (43 points) is the biggest difference in the NBA All Star history.
    • Adrian Smith was the third consecutive Cincinnati Royal player to win the MVP, after Oscar Robertson in 1964 and Jerry Lucas in 1965.
    • Robertson also won the award in 1961 and 1969, leaving Cincinnati dominating the 60’s MVP with a great 5 out of 10 total MVPs.
    • Smith also became the only player in the NBA All-Star Game history who was able to win the MVP trophy in his sole participation, not bad for a guy drafted out of Cincinnati in the 15th round whose first All-Star shot was an airball.
    • Up to this day, Adrian Smith still has the car and sporadically drives it if it’s not raining. He has refused all the offers received for the car, it has an inestimable emotional value.

    • Red Auerbach (Eastern team coach) decided to include Wilt Chamberlain on the starting five instead of Bill Russell. Both players were unanimous choices by the sportswriters.
    • The day before the game, Auerbach joked about flipping a coin before the game to determine which of the superstars would be in the starting line-up… who knows? Maybe he did it.
    • MVP: Adrian ‘Odie’ Smith (East)

    West

    PlayerPositionTMMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OFFDEFREBASTPFSTLTOBLKPTSCOM
    Eddie MilesShooting GuardDET2881650.0 - -01520.0 - -0 -1 - - -17 
    Don OhlShooting GuardBAL2371643.8 - -02366.7 - -022 - - -16 
    Rudy LaRussoSmall ForwardLAL2241040.0 - -03742.9 - -022 - - -11 
    Zelmo BeatyPower ForwardSTL24 -110.0 - -0101376.9 - -012 - - -10 
    Rick BarrySmall ForwardSFW1741040.0 - -02450.0 - -026 - - -10 
    Guy RodgersShooting GuardSFW3441136.4 - -0 - -0 - -0114 - - -8 
    Nate ThurmondCenterSFW3331618.8 - -01333.3 - -011 - - -7 
    Bailey HowellSmall ForwardBAL2631127.3 - -01250.0 - -024 - - -7 
    Dave DeBusscherePower ForwardDET221147.1 - -022100.0 - -011 - - -4 
    Jerry WestPoint GuardLAL111520.0 - -022100.0 - -0 -2 - - -4 
    Total  2403512029.2000244158.5000222500094 

    East

    PlayerPositionTMMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OFFDEFREBASTPFSTLTOBLKPTSCOM
    Adrian Smith Shooting GuardCIN2691850.0 - -066100.0 - -035 - - -24 
    Wilt ChamberlainCenterPHI2581172.7 - -05955.6 - -032 - - -21 
    John HavlicekShooting GuardBOS2561637.5 - -066100.0 - -012 - - -18 
    Oscar RobertsonPoint GuardCIN2561250.0 - -05683.3 - -08 - - - -17 
    Willis ReedCenterNY2371163.6 - -022100.0 - -013 - - -16 
    Sam JonesSmall ForwardBOS2251145.5 - -022100.0 - -05 - - - -12 
    Jerry LucasCenterCIN2341136.4 - -022100.0 - -0 -2 - - -10 
    Hal GreerPoint GuardPHI2341330.8 - -011100.0 - -014 - - -9 
    Chet WalkerSmall ForwardPHI2531030.0 - -02366.7 - -042 - - -8 
    Bill RussellCenterBOS231616.7 - -0 - -0 - -022 - - -2 
    Total  2405311944.5000313783.80002822000137 

    MVP

    Adrian Smith

    Points
    0
    AVG
    Assists
    0
    AVG
    Rebs
    0
    AVG
    Shooting Guard

    Coach West

    Fred Schaus (††)

    Coach
    Nationality
    usa United States
    Past Teams
    West
    Birthday
    June 30, 1925

    Coach East

    Red Auerbach (††)

    Coach
    Nationality
    usa United States
    Past Teams
    East
    Birthday
    September 20, 1917