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    1979 NBA ALL STAR GAME DETROID:
    WEST 134 – EAST 129

    All-Star Game 1979

    West
    East
    134 - 129
    Final Score
    Scoreboard1234OTT
    West 36 44 24 30 - 134
    East 27 31 40 31 - 129
    REB
    45
    AST
    25
    PF
    24
    STL
    10
    BLK
    3
    REB
    53
    AST
    22
    PF
    26
    STL
    8
    BLK
    3
    Game Statistics
    53.3%
    Field goal percentage
    0%
    3-pointer percentage
    61.1%
    Free throw percentage
    48.5%
    Field goal percentage
    0%
    3-pointer percentage
    103.6%
    Free throw percentage

    Details

    DateEventSeasonCityAttendanceMVPMVP Team
    February 4, 1979All-Star Game1979Detroit31,745David ThompsonWest

    • With a 80-58 advantage (14 points by David Thompson), the West team arrived at the halftime.
    • In the last two quarters, the East recovered thanks to Julius Erving (29 points) and George Gervin (26 points), but finally the West still won with a 5 points difference.
    • The game was played in the Pontiac of Detroit with the best attendance (at that time) in the history: 31,745 spectators. Pretty impressive.
    • MVP: David Thompson (West)

    West

    PlayerPositionTMMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OFFDEFREBASTPFSTLTOBLKPTSCOM
    David Thompson Small ForwardDEN34111764.7 - -03742.93252411125 
    Paul WestphalPoint GuardPHO2181266.7 - -01250.0 -115 - -1 -17 
    George McGinnisPower ForwardDEN2551241.7 - -061154.5246345 - -16 
    Dennis JohnsonPoint GuardSEA275771.4 - -022100.01 --133 -1112 
    Kareem Abdul-JabbarCenterLAL2851241.7 - -01250.01783413111 
    Marques JohnsonSmall ForwardMIL2031127.3 - -04666.733621 - - -10 
    Maurice LucasCenterPOR1941040.0 - -022100.016715 -3 -10 
    Otis BirdsongShooting GuardKCK144666.7 - -01250.0112 -121 -9 
    Walter DavisShooting GuardPHO194944.4 - -0 - -01344 -12 -8 
    Jack SikmaCenterSEA184580.0 - -0 - -0134 -1 - - -8 
    Artis GilmoreCenterCHI153475.0 - -022100.01 --121 -1 -8 
    Total  2405610553.3000223661.1153045252410133134 

    East

    PlayerPositionTMMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OFFDEFREBASTPFSTLTOBLKPTSCOM
    Julius ErvingSmall ForwardPHI39102245.5 - -092450.06285421 -29 
    George GervinShooting GuardSA3481650.0 - -0101190.92462413126 
    Elvin HayesPower ForwardWSB2851145.5 - -03560.04913 -511113 
    Rudy TomjanovichSmall ForwardHOU2461346.2 - -0 - -042612 - - -12 
    Bob LanierCenterDET3151050.0 - -0 - -0134441 -110 
    Pete MaravichShooting GuardNOJ145862.5 - -0 - -0 -2221 -4 -10 
    Bob DandridgeSmall ForwardWSB183560.0 - -02366.721312 -1 -8 
    Moses MaloneCenterHOU1722100.0 - -04580.02571 -11 -8 
    Calvin MurphyShooting GuardHOU153560.0 - -0 - -0 -115424 -6 
    Campy RussellSmall ForwardCLE132825.0 - -0 - -01 --1 - - -1 -4 
    Larry KenonSmall ForwardSA71333.3 - -01250.0 -221 - - - -3 
    Doug CollinsShooting GuardPHI - - -0 - -0 - -0 - -0 - - - - - -Injured
    Total  2405010348.50002928103.622315322268163129 

    MVP

    David Thompson

    Points
    18.8
    AVG
    Assists
    2.5
    AVG
    Rebs
    4.0
    AVG
    Small Forward

    Coach West

    Lenny Wilkens

    Coach
    Nationality
    usa United States
    Past Teams
    East, West
    Birthday
    October 28, 1937

    Coach East

    Dick Motta

    Coach
    Nationality
    usa United States
    Past Teams
    East
    Birthday
    September 3, 1931

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