1989 NBA All-Star Game

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1989 NBA All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 Total
East 31 28 37 38 134
West 47 40 24 32 143
Date February 12, 1989
Arena Astrodome
The Summit (All-Star Saturday)
City Houston, Texas
MVP Karl Malone
Referees Hugh Evans, Dick Bavetta, and Bill Saar
Attendance 44,735
  • CBS (All-Star Game)
  • TBS (All-Star Saturday)
NBA All-Star Game
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The 39th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was held at Houston, Texas on February 12, 1989. The game's MVP was Karl Malone.

The east was composed of Mark Jackson, Kevin McHale, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Mark Price, Terry Cummings, Larry Nance and Brad Daugherty.

The west was led by the Utah Jazz trio of Karl Malone, John Stockton and Mark Eaton; the Lakers' James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Clyde Drexler, Alex English, Chris Mullin, Akeem Olajuwon, Tom Chambers, Dale Ellis and Kevin Duckworth.[1]

The game set what was at that time, an NBA All-Star attendance record, and was known for having neither Magic Johnson nor Larry Bird playing, though both were still active in the NBA. Johnson was selected, but sat out due to injuries and was replaced by Abdul-Jabbar. Though he only scored 4 points, the game ended with Abdul-Jabbar hitting the final shot of the game, a Sky Hook.

The game featured a rap by rap group Ultramagnetic MCs that named each all-star and each coach. The rap was broadcast immediately before the start of the game.

The coaches were Lenny Wilkens for the East and Pat Riley for the West.


^DNP Magic Johnson was unable to play due to injury. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was selected as his replacement.

Score by periods[edit]

Score by Periods: 1 2 3 4 Final
East 31 28 37 38 134
West 47 40 24 32 143