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LOS ANGELES 1963. EAST 115 - WEST 108

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This edition had the first big All-Star duel between two of the best centers in the NBA history, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain.
Bill won in points (19-17) and rebounds (24-19), and his team won too. He was specially decisive in the fourth quarter.
The best scorers were Oscar Robertson and Bob Pettit.

The rosters were planned to include 11 players, but Terry Dischinger and Tom Meschery were tied in the Western coaches voting (coaches pick the last 3 players) and both were invited. Besides, Fred Schaus decided to start the game with pivot Walt Bellamy instead of guard Guy Rodgers to form a really big line-up. It was the first time a coach decided to change the starting determined by the sportwriters voting.

MVP: Bill Russell (East)

BOXSCORE

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PF PTS
Jack Twyman CIN   16 6 12 0 0 4 1 2 12
Tom Heinsohn BOS 21 6 11 3 4 2 1 4 15
Bill Russell BOS 37 8 14 3 4 24 5 3 19
Oscar Robertson     CIN 37 9 15 3 4 3 6 5 21
Bob Cousy BOS 25 4 11 0 0 4 6 2 8
John Kerr SYR 11 0 4 2 2 2 1 3 2
Lee Shaffer SYR 19 6 13 0 0 1 1 3 12
John Green NY 27 6 8 1 1 5 0 1 13
Tom Gola NY 18 1 3 0 0 2 1 3 2
Hal Greer SYR 15 3 7 0 0 3 2 4 6
Richie Guerin NY 14 2 3 1 3 1 1 2 5
Wayne Embry CIN Severe cold
TOTALS
240 51 101 13 18 51 25 32 115

WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PF PTS
Walt Bellamy CHZ 14 1 4 0 2 1 2 3 2
Bob Pettit STL 32 7 16 11 12 13 0 1 25
Wilt Chamberlain   SFW 35 7 11 3 7 19 0 2 17
Jerry West LAL 32 5 15 3 4 7 5 1 13
Elgin Baylor LAL 36 4 15 9 13 14 7 0 17
Tom Meschery SFW 8 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 3
Don Ohl DET 12 1 4 1 1 0 2 2 3
Lenny Wilkens STL 25 2 7 0 1 2 3 0 4
Bailey Howell DET 11 2 3 0 0 1 1 2 4
Rudy LaRusso LAL 11 3 3 0 0 1 2 1 6
Terry Dischinger CHZ 7 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 7
Guy Rodgers SFW 17 3 6 1 2 2 4 2 7
TOTALS
240 39 90 30 45 62 27 15 108

1962 <<< Wed, 16 January 1963 - COACHES: Red Auerbach (East) and Fred Schaus (West) - ATTENDANCE 14.838 spectators. >>> 1964

Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
East 32 24 24 35 115
West 25 25 23 35 108