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    1978 NBA ALL STAR GAME ATLANTA:
    WEST 125 – EAST 133

    All-Star Game 1978

    West
    East
    125 - 133
    Final Score
    Scoreboard1234OTT
    West 39 27 34 25 - 125
    East 28 29 35 41 - 133
    REB
    45
    AST
    36
    PF
    29
    STL
    13
    BLK
    6
    REB
    61
    AST
    26
    PF
    27
    STL
    11
    BLK
    2
    Game Statistics
    50.0%
    Field goal percentage
    0%
    3-pointer percentage
    71.9%
    Free throw percentage
    49.1%
    Field goal percentage
    0%
    3-pointer percentage
    71.1%
    Free throw percentage

    Details

    DateEventSeasonCityAttendanceMVPMVP Team
    February 5, 1978All-Star Game1978Atlanta15,491Randy SmithEast

    • This was a tight game and the East team came back in the last quarter (41-25) only to win the game.
    • In the first quarter, East began hard 39-28, but the West made a good job and caught up during the middle of the game.
    • There were two key success factors for this victory: The first, the rebounds. East dominated by 61-45 thanks to Dave Cowens. The second, and most important, was the MVP Randy Smith (Buffalo). He made 27 points (11-14 FG), 7 rebounds and 6 assists, including two very long shots (from 30 and 40 feet) in the final of the two first quarters.
    • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wasn’t chosen for what it would have been his ninth consecutive NBA All-Star Game, in a season he missed 20 because of a broken hand after punching Bucks rookie Kent Benson (breaking his jaw) in the first game of the competition.
    • MVP: Randy Smith (East)

    West

    PlayerPositionTMMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OFFDEFREBASTPFSTLTOBLKPTSCOM
    David ThompsonSmall ForwardDEN35101662.5 - -02450.0 -333414 -22 
    Paul WestphalPoint GuardPHO2491464.3 - -02540.0 - -05413120 
    Bill WaltonCenterPOR3161442.9 - -033100.028102334215 
    Rick BarrySmall ForwardGS3071741.2 - -011100.02245635 -15 
    Maurice LucasCenterPOR3361346.2 - -0 - -06713421 - -12 
    Lionel HollinsShooting GuardPOR233837.5 - -04580.0 - -08221 -10 
    Walter DavisShooting GuardPHO153650.0 - -044100.0 -11611 - -10 
    Artis GilmoreCenterCHI132450.0 - -06875.0 -22 -111210 
    Brian WintersShooting GuardMIL144757.1 - -0 - -022412 -3 -8 
    Bobby JonesPower ForwardDEN181333.3 - -0 - -015624 -112 
    Bob LanierCenterDET4 - -0 - -01250.02 --2 - - -1 -1 
    Total  2405110250.0000233271.9153045362913236125 

    East

    PlayerPositionTMMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OFFDEFREBASTPFSTLTOBLKPTSCOM
    Randy Smith Small ForwardBUF29111478.6 - -05683.33476523 -27 
    Julius ErvingSmall ForwardPHI2731421.4 - -0101283.326831 -2116 
    Larry KenonSmall ForwardSA2081553.3 - -0 - -0314 - - -2 -16 
    Dave CowensCenterBOS287977.8 - -0 - -068145522 -14 
    Doug CollinsShooting GuardPHI273837.5 - -081172.74158324 -14 
    Bob McAdooCenterNY2071450.0 - -0 - -0314 -213 -14 
    John HavlicekShooting GuardBOS225862.5 - -0 - -0 -3312 -4 -10 
    George GervinShooting GuardSA1841136.4 - -01333.3112122219 
    Leonard “Truck” RobinsonPower ForwardNOJ243742.9 - -01250.024612 -3 -7 
    Moses MaloneCenterHOU1411100.0 - -02450.0134111 - -4 
    Elvin HayesPower ForwardWSB111714.3 - -0 - -0314 -411 -2 
    Pete MaravichShooting GuardNOJ - - -0 - -0 - -0 - -0 - - - - - -Injured
    Total  2405310849.1000273871.1283361262711262133 

    MVP

    Randy Smith

    Points
    0
    AVG
    Assists
    0
    AVG
    Rebs
    0
    AVG
    Small Forward

    Coach West

    Jack Ramsay (††)

    Coach
    Nationality
    usa United States
    Past Teams
    West
    Birthday
    February 21, 1925

    Coach East

    Billy Cunningham

    Coach
    Nationality
    usa United States
    Past Teams
    East
    Birthday
    June 3, 1943

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