1995 NBA All-Star Game

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1995 NBA All-Star Game
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1 2 3 4 Total
East 28 28 25 31 112
West 31 41 32 35 139
Date February 12, 1995
Arena America West Arena
City Phoenix, Arizona
MVP Mitch Richmond
Attendance 18,755
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The 1995 NBA All-Star Game was the 45th edition of the All-Star Game. The Western Conference won 139-112. The city of Phoenix hosted the event. Mitch Richmond of the Sacramento Kings was voted MVP of the game.

The 1995 NBA All-Star Game was broadcast by NBC the fifth consecutive year.

Background Information[edit]

Charles Barkley was the main host of the event. During a break in the game near the fourth quarter he even wanted to shoot himself out of a catapault, but his coach made sure he didn't do it because he did not want his star player to get injured.[1]

Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons was the first rookie in NBA history to lead the league in votes for this year's All-Star game.[2]

Hakeem Olajuwon lead the Western conference in all star voting.[3]

Karl Malone and David Robinson were both questionable for the game due to injuries but they ended up playing with slightly limited minutes.[4]

Dominique Wilkins and Clyde Drexler both missed this year's All-Star game which came as a surprise because they have been perennial all-stars in the past.[5]

Larry Johnson came back to the all-star lineup after missing last years game due to a serious back injury. It meant a lot for him to come back from the injury and make the all-star game the next season. He came back as a reserve this year.[6]

Penny Hardaway -who would go on to become an NBA legend- played his first game as a starter for the western conference team this year.[7]

Cedric Cabellos was selected for the all-star team, but Dikembe Mutombo had inadvertently injured him in a regular season game prior to the all-star game. Mutombo then went on to replace Cabellos as a reserve on the all-star team since Cabellos was injured. However, Cabellos' name was still kept on the roster even though he did not play in the game.[8]

Michael Jordan missed this all-star game because this was his first retirement from basketball since he wanted to pursue a career in professional baseball.[9]

Roster[edit]

^INJ Cedric Ceballos did not participate due to injury.
^REP Dikembe Mutombo replaced Cedric Ceballos.

Box score[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Player Min Fg 3pt Ft Reb Ast Pts
Grant Hill, DET 20 5-8 0-0 0-0 0 3 10
Scottie Pippen, CHI 30 5-15 2-6 0-0 7 3 12
Shaquille O'Neal, ORL 26 9-16 0-1 4-7 7 1 22
Anfernee Hardaway, ORL 31 4-9 0-2 4-6 5 11 12
Reggie Miller, IND 23 3-9 3-6 0-0 0 2 9
Joe Dumars, DET 21 5-8 1-2 0-0 0 6 11
Patrick Ewing, NYK 22 4-7 0-0 2-2 3 1 10
Dana Barros, PHI 11 2-5 1-3 0-0 1 3 5
Larry Johnson, CHA 20 2-3 1-1 2-2 4 2 7
Alonzo Mourning, CHA 19 4-9 0-1 2-3 8 1 10
Vin Baker, MIL 11 0-2 0-0 2-4 2 0 2
Tyrone Hill, CLE 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 4 0 2
Total 240 44-92 8-22 16-24 41 33 112

Western Conference[edit]

Player Min Fg 3pt Ft Reb Ast Pts
Charles Barkley, PHO 23 7-12 1-4 0-0 9 2 15
Shawn Kemp, SEA 23 4-6 0-0 5-6 2 2 13
Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU 25 6-13 1-1 0-2 11 1 13
Dan Majerle, PHO 20 4-12 2-7 0-0 5 3 10
Latrell Sprewell, GSW 22 4-9 0-2 1-1 4 4 9
Gary Payton, SEA 23 3-10 0-3 0-0 5 15 6
Mitch Richmond, SAC 22 10-13 3-3 0-0 4 2 23
David Robinson, SAS 14 3-5 0-0 4-6 3 2 10
Detlef Schrempf, SEA 18 4-11 1-4 0-0 4 5 9
Dikembe Mutombo, DEN 20 6-8 0-0 0-0 8 1 12
Karl Malone, UTA 16 6-6 0-0 3-4 3 1 15
John Stockton, UTA 14 2-6 0-3 0-0 1 6 4
Total 240 59-111 8-27 13-19 59 44 139

Match data[edit]

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Total
East 28 28 25 31 112
West 31 41 32 35 139

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nadkarni, Rohan. "NBA All-Star 1995: A celebrity dunk contest, Charles Barkley roast and more". SI.com. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Hill & Co. give big show new cast 1995 NBA ALL-STAR GAME". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Hill & Co. give big show new cast 1995 NBA ALL-STAR GAME". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Hill & Co. give big show new cast 1995 NBA ALL-STAR GAME". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Hill & Co. give big show new cast 1995 NBA ALL-STAR GAME". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Hill & Co. give big show new cast 1995 NBA ALL-STAR GAME". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  7. ^ "Penny Hardaway Player Profile, Miami Heat, News, Rumors, NBA Stats, NCAA Stats, Events Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  8. ^ "Hill & Co. give big show new cast 1995 NBA ALL-STAR GAME". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  9. ^ "Mitch Richmond is the 1995 NBA All-Star Game MVP". Sneaker History. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 

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