1954 NBA All-Star Game
|Date||Thursday, January 21, 1954|
|Arena||Madison Square Garden|
|City||New York City, New York|
|NBA All-Star Game|
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.
|FG||Field goals||FGA||Field goal attempts||FT||Free throws||FTA||Free throw attempts|
|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|
|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|
- 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.
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