2000 NBA All-Star Game

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2000 NBA All-Star Game
2000 NBA All-Star Game (logo).png
1 2 3 4 Total
East 26 33 38 29 126
West 33 31 35 38 137
Date February 13, 2000
Arena Oakland Arena
City Oakland, California
MVP Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal
Referees
Attendance 18,325[1]
NBA All-Star Game
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The 2000 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game which was played on February 13, 2000 at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California, home of the Golden State Warriors. This game was the 49th edition of the North American National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game and was played during the 1999-2000 NBA season.

The Western Conference won the game with the score of 137-126 while Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan were both named MVP of the game. O'Neal took the All Star MVP trophy saying to Duncan, "you already have one of those rings (referring to the championship ring Duncan received due to him being a member of the 1998-99 Championship team with David Robinson and Gregg Popovich), so I'm taking the trophy." Allen Iverson was the leading scorer of the game with 26 points.

All-Star Game[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Phil Jackson (left) and Jeff Van Gundy (right) were selected as the West and East head coach, respectively.

The coach for the Western Conference team was Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson. The Lakers had a 37–11 record on February 13. The coach for the Eastern Conference team was New York Knicks head coach Jeff Van Gundy. The Knicks had a 29-18 record on February 13.

Players[edit]

Vince Carter received the most votes by fans, to be the leading vote-getter.

The rosters for the All-Star Game were chosen in two ways. The starters were chosen via a fan ballot. Two guards, two forwards and one center who received the highest vote were named the All-Star starters. The reserves were chosen by votes among the NBA head coaches in their respective conferences. The coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players. The reserves consist of two guards, two forwards, one center and two players regardless of position. If a player is unable to participate due to injury, the commissioner will select a replacement.

Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors topped the ballots with 1,911,973 votes, which earned him a starting position as a forward in the Eastern Conference team. Allen Iverson, Eddie Jones, Grant Hill, and Alonzo Mourning completed the Eastern Conference starting position. This was the first All-Star appearance by Carter and Iverson, and Hill's fifth consecutive start as an All-Star. The Eastern Conference reserves included five first-time selections, Allan Houston, Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, Jerry Stackhouse, and Dale Davis. Reggie Miller, and Dikembe Mutombo rounded out the team with their fifth and sixth respective appearances. Three teams, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons, and Milwaukee Bucks, had two representations at the All-Star Game with Miller/Davis, Hill/Stackhouse, and Allen/Robinson.

The Western Conference's leading vote-getter was Shaquille O'Neal, who earned his seventh consecutive All-Star Game selection with 1,807,609 votes. Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tim Duncan completed the Western Conference starting positions. Bryant, Garnett, and O'Neal were starters for the previous year's Western Conference team. Duncan became an All-Star Game starter for the first time after he was selected as a reserve in last year's game. The Western Conference reserves include two first-time selections, Rasheed Wallace and Michael Finley. The team is rounded out by Gary Payton, Chris Webber, John Stockton, Karl Malone, and David Robinson. Three teams, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, and San Antonio Spurs, had two representations at the All-Star Game with Bryant/O'Neal, Malone/Stockton, and Duncan/Robinson.

Roster[edit]

Game[edit]

February 13, 2000
Western Conference 137, Eastern Conference 126
Scoring by quarter: 33–26, 31–33, 35–38, 38–29
Pts: Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan 24 each
Rebs: Tim Duncan 14
Asts: Jason Kidd 14
Pts: Allen Iverson 26
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 8
Asts: Allen Iverson 9
Oakland Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 18,325
Referees:

The Eastern Conference led in the first three minutes of the game but then the Western Conference took advantage and finished the first quarter leading 33-26.

The East tried to come back in the second quarter but the score at halftime the West was still ahead of five points, 64-59. The Eastern Conference tied the game at 91 with two minutes and eight seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Chris Webber made a buzzer-beater at the end of the quarter and the Western Conference took the lead 99-97. The West started the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run that determined the win.

The co-MVPs of the game (Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan) combined for 46 points and 23 rebounds. It was the third time in All-Star Game history that two players won the MVP award. It also happened in 1959 (Bob Pettit and Elgin Baylor) and in 1993 (John Stockton and Karl Malone). O'Neal would later share an All-Star MVP award nine years later, this time with former Laker teammate Kobe Bryant, making him the only player to share All-Star MVP honors with another player twice.

Box score[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

This was the last of five All-Star appearances for Reggie Miller.
Player Min Fg 3pt Ft Off Def Tot Ast Pf St To Bs Pts
Vince Carter*, Tor 28 6-11 0-2 0-0 2 2 4 2 0 2 2 0 12
Grant Hill*, Det 19 3-7 0-1 1-1 0 3 3 5 0 1 3 0 7
Alonzo Mourning*, Mia 27 7-11 0-0 1-2 2 5 7 1 4 3 1 5 15
Eddie Jones*, Cha 21 4-7 2-3 0-0 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 0 10
Allen Iverson*, Phi 28 10-18 2-2 4-5 2 0 2 9 0 2 5 0 26
Allan Houston, NY 18 3-10 1-3 4-4 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 11
Glenn Robinson, Mil 17 5-10 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 10
Ray Allen, Mil 17 4-13 1-6 5-6 1 0 1 2 2 3 3 1 14
Dikembe Mutombo, Atl 16 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 0 0 0 2 0 4
Dale Davis, Ind 14 2-3 0-0 0-0 3 5 8 1 0 0 0 0 4
Jerry Stackhouse, Det 14 4-7 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 8
Reggie Miller, Ind 21 1-7 1-6 2-2 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 0 5
TOTAL 240 51-108 7-23 17-20 15 31 46 30 11 14 20 6 126

Western Conference[edit]

This was the last of ten All-Star appearances for John Stockton.
Player Min Fg 3pt Ft Off Def Tot Ast Pf St To Bs Pts
Kevin Garnett*, Min 35 10-19 0-1 4-4 3 7 10 5 1 1 0 1 24
Tim Duncan*, San 33 12-14 0-0 0-0 7 7 14 4 3 1 2 1 24
Shaquille O'Neal*, Lal 25 11-20 0-0 0-2 4 5 9 3 2 0 4 3 22
Kobe Bryant*, Lal 28 7-16 1-4 0-0 1 0 1 3 3 2 1 0 15
Jason Kidd*, Pho 34 4-9 3-6 0-0 0 5 5 14 0 4 6 0 11
Gary Payton, Sea 20 1-8 0-4 3-3 0 4 4 8 1 2 2 0 5
Chris Webber, Sac 13 3-10 0-0 0-0 3 5 8 3 2 1 2 0 6
Rasheed Wallace, Por 21 3-6 0-0 3-4 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 9
Michael Finley, Dal 10 5-6 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 11
David Robinson, Sas 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
John Stockton, Uta 11 5-5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 10
Karl Malone, Uta 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 240 61-115 5-17 10-13 21 37 58 42 15 13 19 6 137

* starters

All-Star Weekend[edit]

Rising Stars Challenge[edit]

The Rising Stars Challenge featured the best first-year players ('Rookies') against the best second-year players ('Sophomores'). Al Attles and Bill Russell served as head coaches for the rookies and sophomores respectively.

^INJ Antawn Jamison was unable to participate due to injury.

Slam Dunk Contest[edit]

Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight Pct
G/F Vince Carter Toronto Raptors 6–6 220
G/F Ricky Davis Charlotte Hornets 6-7 195
G Steve Francis Houston Rockets 6–3 210
G/F Larry Hughes Philadelphia 76ers 6–5 185
G/F Tracy McGrady Toronto Raptors 6–8 225
G/F Jerry Stackhouse Detroit Pistons 6–6 218

Three-Point Contest[edit]

Contestants
Pos. Player Team Height Weight First round Final round
G Jeff Hornacek Utah Jazz 6–4 190 17 13
F Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks 7–0 245 18 11
G Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks 6–5 205 16 10
G Mike Bibby Vancouver Grizzlies 6–2 195 15
G Terry Porter San Antonio Spurs 6–3 195 15
G Hubert Davis Dallas Mavericks 6–5 183 14
G Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 6–0 165 10
G Bob Sura Cleveland Cavaliers 6–5 200 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 NBA All-Star Game Box Score". Basketball Reference. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

  1. Recap
  2. Boxscore
  3. 2000 Slam Dunk Contest results