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BOSTON 1951. WEST 94 - EAST 111

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The beginning of the big adventure. An idea from Haskell Cohen supported by the Celtics' founder, Walter Brown, who decided to start the first NBA All Star in the Boston Garden with a big exit.
The All-Stars were chosen by the league's sportwriters, and everybody played with all their might, eager (and needing) to capture the $100 awarded to members of the winning team. 
But there was also another reason for the players' intensity. Many of the West All-Stars were NBL (National Basketball League) veterans, while most of the East cagers were refugees from the BAA (Basketball Association of America). Accordingly, the edge of competition was sharpened by a historical rivalry between the two defunct leagues. 
Finally, the East achieved the first All-Star victory leaded by Easy Ed Macauley with 20 points.

MVP: Ed Macauley (East)

BOXSCORE

EAST TEAM FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PF PTS
Joe Fulks  PHW  615 79 73 519
Dolph Schayes   SYR 710 12 143 115
Ed Macauley BOS 712 67 61 320
Bob Cousy BOS 212 45 98 38
Andy Phillip PHW 38 00 108 16
Paul Arizin PHW 712 12 70 215
Vince Boryla NY 46 11 22 39
Harry Gallatin NY 24 11 52 45
Red Rocha BLB 210 44 23 28
Dick McGuire NY 34 00 510 26
TOTALS
43 93 25 31 67 40 26 111

WEST TEAM FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PF PTS
Alex Groza  INO  816 11 131 417
Jim Pollard MNL 211 00 45 14
George Mikan MNL 417 46 113 212
Bob Davies ROC 46 55 55 313
Ralph Beard INO 38 03 32 16
Dike Eddleman TRI 29 35 03 37
Vern Mikkelsen  MNL 411 34 91 311
Larry Foust FTW 16 00 52 32
Frank Brian TRI 514 45 63 214
Fred Schaus FTW 29 44 42 38
TOTALS
35 107 24 33 60 27 25 94

Fri, 2 March 1951 - COACHES: Joe Lapchick (East) and John Kundla (West) - ATTENDANCE: 10.094 spectators. >>> 1952

Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
East31223028 111
West22202230 94