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ROCHESTER 1956. EAST 94 - WEST 108

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A huge performance by Bob Pettit (20 points and 24 rebounds), brought the West team to the victory. Bob Pettit, in only his second pro season, got his first MVP title. Later he got three more.
Only 8.517 people were in the Rochester War Memorial for this edition (second fewest attendance in NBA All Star history).

The 24 rebounds mark by Pettit still is the most rebounds by any player from the bench.

MVP: Bob Pettit (West)

BOXSCORE

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PF PTS
Paul Arizin  PHW  28 5 13 3 5 7 1 6 13
Dolph Schayes    SYR 25 4 8 6 10 4 2 2 14
Neil Johnston PHW 25 5 9 7 11 10 1 3 17
Bob Cousy BOS 24 2 8 3 4 7 2 6 7
Dick McGuire NY 29 2 9 2 5 0 3 1 6
Johnny Kerr SYR 16 2 4 0 1 8 0 2 4
Harry Gallatin NY 30 5 12 6 7 5 2 4 16
Ed Macauley BOS 20 1 9 2 4 2 3 3 4
Jack George PHW 21 2 7 2 2 3 2 1 6
Bill Sharman BOS 24 2 8 3 4 7 2 2 7
Carl Braun NY Bruised right foot
TOTALS
240 30 87 34 53 53 18 30 94

WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PF PTS
Mel Hutchins FTW 27 5 11 1 2 4 0 0 11
George Yardley FTW 19 3 7 2 3 6 1 1 8
Larry Foust FTW 20 3 9 3 4 4 0 1 9
Slater Martin MNL 29 3 7 3 3 1 7 5 9
Bobby Wanzer ROC 25 4 8 5 6 5 2 4 13
Maurice Stokes ROC 20 4 11 2 5 16 2 5 10
Bob Pettit STL 31 7 17 6 7 24 7 4 20
Vern Mikkelsen MNL 22 5 13 6 7 9 2 4 16
Clyde Lovellette   MNL 20 3 10 1 3 10 0 4 7
Bob Harrison STL 25 2 7 1 2 0 1 4 5
TOTALS
240 39 100 30 42 79 22 32 108

1955 <<< Tue, 24 January 1956 - COACHES George Senesky (East) & Charles Eckman (West) - ATTENDANCE 8.517 spectators >>> 1957

Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
East 24 16 24 30 94
West 17 26 41 24 108