1954 NBA All-Star Game

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1954 NBA All-Star Game
1234OT Total
East 2820171914 98
West 251923179 93
DateThursday, January 21, 1954
ArenaMadison Square Garden
CityNew York City, New York
MVPBob Cousy
RefereesSid Borgia
Mendy Rudolph
Attendance16,487
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The 1954 NBA All Star Game was the fourth NBA All-Star Game. It was held on January 21, 1954, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics was the game MVP. Joe Lapchick of the New York Knicks coached the Eastern Conference and John Kundla of the Minneapolis Lakers coached the Western Conference. The attendance was 16,487.

The Eastern Conference held an 84–82 edge with only seconds remaining in the game. Then, George Mikan of the Lakers was fouled. Mikan proceeded to make both foul shots, which sent the game into overtime.

In the extra period, Cousy scored 10 points to secure a 98–93 victory. The Western Conference's Jim Pollard, the game's high scorer with 23 points, had been named MVP in a vote taken before regulation time had run out. But another ballot was taken and Cousy became the MVP.

The 1954 All-Star Game was the last All-Star Game in which neither side reached 100 points.[1]

Legend
Starter MVP  MIN  Minutes played
 FG  Field goals  FGA  Field goal attempts  FT  Free throws  FTA  Free throw attempts
 REB  Rebounds  AST  Assists  PF  Personal fouls  PTS  Points

Eastern Conference[edit]

Head Coach: Joe Lapchick, New York Knicks

Player Team MIN FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PF PTS
Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 34 6 15 8 8 11 4 1 20
Ray Felix Baltimore Bullets 32 4 8 5 5 11 1 4 13
Ed Macauley Boston Celtics 25 4 11 5 6 1 3 2 13
Dolph Schayes Syracuse Nationals 24 1 3 4 6 12 1 1 6
Dick McGuire New York Knicks 24 2 5 0 0 4 2 1 4
Bill Sharman Boston Celtics 30 6 9 2 4 2 3 3 14
Carl Braun New York Knicks 29 4 8 1 1 4 2 3 9
Harry Gallatin New York Knicks 28 0 2 5 6 18 3 0 5
Neil Johnston Philadelphia Warriors 20 2 9 2 4 7 2 1 6
Paul Seymour Syracuse Nationals 19 2 6 4 4 1 3 2 8
Totals 265 31 76 36 44 71 24 18 98

Western Conference[edit]

Head Coach: John Kundla, Minneapolis Lakers

Player Team MIN FG FGA FT FTA REB AST PF PTS
Jim Pollard Minneapolis Lakers 41 10 22 3 5 3 3 3 23
Bobby Wanzer Rochester Royals 36 5 13 2 3 2 6 6 12
George Mikan Minneapolis Lakers 31 6 18 6 8 9 1 5 18
Mel Hutchins Milwaukee Hawks 31 1 8 1 2 4 2 5 3
Slater Martin Minneapolis Lakers 23 1 5 0 0 0 3 3 2
Bob Davies Rochester Royals 31 8 16 2 3 5 5 4 18
Larry Foust Fort Wayne Pistons 27 1 9 1 1 15 0 1 3
Arnie Risen Rochester Royals 20 4 10 0 1 7 0 5 8
Andy Phillip Fort Wayne Pistons 19 1 4 0 1 3 3 1 2
Don Sunderlage Milwaukee Hawks 6 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 4
Jack Molinas[a] Fort Wayne Pistons suspended – replaced by Andy Phillip
Totals 265 38 107 17 26 48 24 34 93
Notes
  1. ^ Jack Molinas was suspended and ultimately banned from the NBA for life after 32 games into his playing career for betting on games while playing college basketball at Columbia University.

References[edit]

General
  • "1954 All-Star Game recap". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 17, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  • "1954 All-Star Game Boxscore". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  • "1954 All-Star Game: East 98, West 93". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
  • "1954 NBA All-Star Game". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 13, 2012.
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