1998 NBA All-Star Game

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1998 NBA All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 Total
West 25 33 33 23 114
East 33 34 34 34 135
Date February 8, 1998
Arena Madison Square Garden
City New York, New York
MVP Michael Jordan
Referees Hue Hollins, Bernie Fryer, Bob Delaney.
Halftime show Broadway All-Stars (featuring cast members from Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Cats, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Bring'n Da Noise Bring'n Da Funk, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Titanic, Jekyll and Hyde, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, 1776)
Attendance 18,323
Network NBC
NBA All-Star Game
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The 1998 NBA All-Star Game was the 48th edition of the North American National Basketball Association All-Star Game. The event was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The East won the game 135–114. This game was the debut of Kobe Bryant as the youngest all-star in NBA history at 19 years of age and rookie Tim Duncan. Bryant had a team-high 18 points. Michael Jordan earned MVP honors, scoring 23 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, and dishing out 8 assists. The Game featured four all-stars from the Los Angeles Lakers. The Western Conference was coached by George Karl from the Seattle SuperSonics and the Eastern Conference was coached by Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers. This marks the only All-Star game to feature both Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan in which Jordan was with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan came out of retirement in 2001 and played two more seasons (and selected to the All-Star team both years) for the Washington Wizards.

The halftime show featured the Broadway All-Stars.

Boxscore[edit]

Western Conference

Team Player Min Fg 3pt Ft Off Def Reb Ast Pf St To Bs Pts
UTA Karl Malone 17 2–4 0–0 0–0 0 3 3 2 1 2 0 0 4
MIN Kevin Garnett 21 6–11 0–1 0–0 1 3 4 2 0 2 3 1 12
LAL Shaquille O'Neal 18 5–10 0–0 2–4 2 2 4 1 2 0 2 0 12
LAL Kobe Bryant 22 7–16 2–3 2–2 2 4 6 1 1 2 1 0 18
SEA Gary Payton 24 3–7 1–3 0–0 2 1 3 13 0 2 4 0 7
SEA Vin Baker 21 3–12 0–0 2–2 6 2 8 0 1 1 0 0 8
LAL Eddie Jones 25 7–19 0–7 1–2 7 4 11 1 1 2 0 0 15
SAS David Robinson 22 3–4 0–0 9–10 2 4 6 0 1 2 2 2 15
SAC Mitch Richmond 17 4–11 0–2 0–0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 8
PHO Jason Kidd 19 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 1 1 9 2 0 2 0 0
SAS Tim Duncan 14 1–4 0–1 0–0 1 10 11 1 0 0 2 0 2
LAL Nick Van Exel 20 5–14 1–6 2–2 1 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 13
TOTAL 240 46–113 4–23 18–22 24 37 61 34 9 13 18 3 114

Eastern Conference

Team Player Min Fg 3pt Ft Off Def Reb Ast Pf St To Bs Pts
CLE Shawn Kemp 25 5–10 0–1 2–2 2 9 11 2 2 4 4 0 12
DET Grant Hill 28 7–11 1–1 0–0 0 3 3 5 1 1 0 0 15
ATL Dikembe Mutombo 19 4–5 0–0 1–2 1 6 7 0 3 0 0 1 9
CHI Michael Jordan 32 10–18 1–1 2–3 1 5 6 8 0 3 2 0 23
ORL Anfernee Hardaway 12 3–5 0–1 0–0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 6
MIA Tim Hardaway 17 3–8 2–5 0–0 0 1 1 6 0 0 6 0 8
NJN Jayson Williams 19 2–3 0–0 0–0 3 7 10 1 2 0 0 0 4
IND Rik Smits 21 3–7 0–0 4–4 2 5 7 4 3 0 0 2 10
IND Reggie Miller 20 6–8 1–2 1–2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 14
CHA Glen Rice 16 6–14 4–6 0–0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 16
ATL Steve Smith 16 6–12 2–5 0–0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 14
BOS Antoine Walker 15 2–8 0–3 0–0 1 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 4
TOTAL 240 57–109 11–25 10–13 13 39 52 32 13 10 15 3 135

Score by periods[edit]

Score by Periods: 1 2 3 4 Final
Western Conference 25 33 33 23 114
Eastern Conference 33 34 34 34 135

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