1985 NBA All-Star Game

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1985 NBA All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 Total
West 40 28 29 43 140
East 35 33 24 37 129
Date February 10, 1985
Arena Hoosier Dome
Market Square Arena (All-Star Saturday)
City Indianapolis, Indiana
MVP Ralph Sampson
Referees Mike Mathis and Ed T. Rush
Attendance 43,146
Network
Announcers
NBA All-Star Game
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The 35th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 10, 1985 at the Hoosier Dome[1] in Indianapolis, Indiana. The coaches were K. C. Jones (Boston Celtics) for the East, and Pat Riley (Los Angeles Lakers) for the West. The MVP was Ralph Sampson, Houston (29 minutes, 24 points, 10 rebounds).

Western Conference[edit]

Player, Team MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PTS
Starters
Adrian Dantley, Utah Jazz 23 2 6 6 6 2 1 10
Ralph Sampson, Houston Rockets 29 10 15 4 6 10 1 24
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers 23 5 10 1 2 6 1 11
Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers 31 7 14 7 8 5 15 21
George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs 25 10 12 3 4 3 1 23
Reserves
Alex English, Denver Nuggets 14 0 3 0 0 2 1 0
Norm Nixon, Los Angeles Clippers 19 5 7 1 2 2 8 11
Larry Nance, Phoenix Suns 15 7 8 2 2 5 0 16
Rolando Blackman, Dallas Mavericks 23 7 14 1 2 3 2 15
Jack Sikma, Seattle SuperSonics 12 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Calvin Natt, Denver Nuggets 11 1 3 1 2 3 1 3
Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets 15 2 2 2 6 5 1 6
Totals 240 56 96 28 40 48 32 140

Eastern Conference[edit]

Player, Team MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PTS
Starters
Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers 23 5 15 2 2 4 3 12
Larry Bird, Boston Celtics 31 8 16 5 6 8 2 21
Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers 33 2 10 3 6 12 1 7
Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons 25 9 14 1 1 2 5 22
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls 22 2 9 3 4 6 2 7
Reserves
Michael Ray Richardson, New Jersey Nets 13 2 8 1 2 2 1 5
Robert Parish, Boston Celtics 10 2 5 0 0 6 1 4
Bernard King, New York Knicks 22 6 10 1 2 7 1 13
Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks 22 1 5 6 6 5 4 8
Terry Cummings, Milwaukee Bucks 16 7 17 3 4 7 0 17
Dennis Johnson, Boston Celtics 12 3 7 2 2 6 3 8
Bill Laimbeer, Detroit Pistons 11 2 4 1 2 3 1 5
Totals 240 49 120 28 37 68 24 129

Score by Periods[edit]

  • Halftime— Tied, 68-68
  • Third Quarter— West, 97-92

Slam Dunk Contest[edit]

The 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is widely heralded as one of the greatest dunk contests of all time. It featured two of the highest flyers of the time, Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins. The other participants of the contest included Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Darrell Griffith, Larry Nance, Terence Stansbury, and Orlando Woolridge. Both Nance and Erving had first round byes due to their finishing first and second in the previous year’s contest.

First round[edit]

The first round was highlighted with the only perfect score of 50 for the round by Terence Stansbury. The judges gave him a perfect score on a 360 statue of liberty dunk. The other two highs from the round were two 49’s both performed by Dominique Wilkins. Clyde Drexler 122, Darrell Griffith 126, and Orlando Woolridge 124 were eliminated after the first round. Michael Jordan 130, Terence Stansbury 130, and Dominique Wilkins 145 all advanced.

Semi-Finals[edit]

The semi-finals only had one perfect score of 50 and it was scored by Michael Jordan on his last dunk when he jumped from the free throw line and slammed it home with one hand. Both Terence Stansbury and Dominique Wilkins each scored a 49 in this round. The two that advanced to the finals were Michael Jordan 142 and Dominique Wilkins 140. Julius Erving 132, Larry Nance 131, and Terence Stansbury 136 were all eliminated.

Finals[edit]

In the final round Dominique Wilkins scored two 50’s in the final round. On the first Wilkins bounced off the backboard and reversed it home with two hands. On the second he performed a huge two hand windmill dunk that sealed the victory for him. The final scores were Michael Jordan 136 and Dominique Wilkins 147. This was the first of many battles for slam dunk supremacy fought between Michael and Dominique, with round one going to Dominique.

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