1997 NBA All-Star Game

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1997 NBA All-Star Game
1997 NBA All-Star Game (logo).png
1 2 3 4 Total
West 34 26 27 33 120
East 21 36 40 35 132
Date February 9, 1997
Arena Gund Arena
City Cleveland, Ohio
MVP Glen Rice
National anthem Amanda Marshall (CAN)
Brian McKnight and David Sanborn (USA)
Referees Hugh Evans, Bill Oakes, Ron Garretson
Halftime show Presentation of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players
Attendance 20,562
Network
Announcers
NBA All-Star Game
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The 1997 NBA All-Star Game was the 47th edition of the All-Star Game and commemorated the 50th anniversary of NBA. The game was played on February 9, 1997, at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The winner of the MVP award was Glen Rice of the Charlotte Hornets who played 25 minutes and scored 26 points while breaking two records in the process, 20 points in the third quarter and 24 points in the second half. Rice's 20 points in the period broke Hal Greer's record (19), set in 1968. Rice's 24 points in a half surpassed the previous mark of 23, owned by Wilt Chamberlain and Tom Chambers. Michael Jordan's 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists were the first and, until the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, the only triple double in NBA All-Star Game history (LeBron James (2011) and Dwyane Wade (2012) have also achieved this). Five players (Charles Barkley, Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing, Clyde Drexler, Shaquille O’Neal) who were voted or selected for the team opted out due to injury, opening the doors for the annually neglected and the new stars—Joe Dumars, Detlef Schrempf, Chris Webber, Chris Gatling and 20-year-old second-year man Kevin Garnett took their spots.

Roster[edit]

^INJ Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and Shaquille O'Neal were unable to participate due to injury. Dikembe Mutombo replaced Ewing in the East starting lineup, and Karl Malone replaced Barkley in the West starting lineup.
^REP Detlef Schrempf, Chris Gatling, Chris Webber, Joe Dumars, and Kevin Garnett were chosen to replace Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and Shaquille O'Neal, respectively.

Score by periods[edit]

Score by Periods: 1 2 3 4 Final
Western Conference 34 26 27 33 120
Eastern Conference 21 36 40 35 132
  • Halftime— West, 60–57
  • Third Quarter— East, 97–87
  • Technical Fouls— none
  • Officials— Hugh Evans, Bill Oakes, Ron Garretson
  • Attendance— 20,562
  • Time – 2:26
  • Rating— 11.2/19 share (NBC).

Three-point shootout[edit]

First Round
Player Score
Walt Williams 18
Tim Legler 17
Glen Rice 16
Steve Kerr 15
John Stockton 13
Dale Ellis 12
Terry Mills 11
Sam Perkins 8
Semifinals
Player Score
Steve Kerr 21
Tim Legler 19
Glen Rice 14
Walt Williams 12
Finals
Player Score
Steve Kerr 22
Tim Legler 18

Slam Dunk Competition[edit]

First Round
Player Score
Chris Carr 44
Michael Finley 39
Kobe Bryant 37
Ray Allen 35
Bob Sura 35
Darvin Ham 36
Finals
Player Score
Kobe Bryant 49
Chris Carr 45
Michael Finley 33

Rookie Challenge[edit]

4th NBA Rookie Challenge Game. Date: February 8, 1997, at Gund Arena in Cleveland; Coaches: Eastern Conference: Red Auerbach; Western Conference: Red Holzman; MVP: Allen Iverson, Philadelphia (26 minutes, 19 points).

Team replacements: EAST— None ; WEST— ?? for Minnesota guard Stephon Marbury, ?? for Dallas forward Samaki Walker.

Western Conference[edit]

Player MIN FGA 3PA FTA O D TOT AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, VAN 24 8–13 1–2 0–0 0 4 4 1 1 1 2 1 17
Kobe Bryant, LAL 26 8–17 2–5 13–16 3 5 8 3 3 2 7 1 31
Travis Knight, LAL 20 3–5 0–0 3–4 2 2 4 1 4 1 2 1 9
Derek Fisher, LAL 15 5–9 1–2 5–5 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 15
Matt Maloney, HOU 24 2–10 1–4 0–0 1 3 4 4 0 3 3 0 5
Roy Rogers, VAN 23 1–3 0–0 0–0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 2
Lorenzen Wright, LAC 11 3–6 0–0 1–2 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 1 7
Steve Nash, PHO 7 2–5 0–3 0–0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 4
Totals 150 32–68 5–16 22–27 9 19 28 16 17 8 15 6 91

Eastern Conference[edit]

Player MIN FGA 3PA FTA O D TOT AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Antoine Walker, BOS 23 9–15 0–1 2–4 8 1 9 1 3 2 4 0 20
Marcus Camby, TOR 21 8–13 1–2 1–2 2 10 12 4 1 1 0 1 18
Erick Dampier, IND 15 5–6 0–0 1–2 2 5 7 1 2 1 2 1 11
Kerry Kittles, NJN 24 4–9 1–2 0–2 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 9
Allen Iverson, PHI 26 7–11 0–0 5–8 1 3 4 9 2 3 4 3 19
Vitaly Potapenko, CLE 12 3–4 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6
John Wallace, NYK 15 2–7 0–2 1–3 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 5
Ray Allen, MIL 14 1–6 0–2 6–7 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 8
Totals 150 39–72 2–9 16–28 16 23 39 21 16 10 13 7 96

Score by periods[edit]

Score by Periods: 1st 2nd Final
Western Conference 36 55 91
Eastern Conference 51 45 96
  • Officials: Nolan Fine, Bill Spooner, Michael Smith.

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