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BOSTON 1964

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NBA All-Star Game: East 111 - West 107

The East, with Oscar Robertson and Bill Russell like truly stars won by four. Oscar got the MVP with 26 points 14 rebounds and 8 assists, and Russell made 21 points and 13 rebounds.
In the other team, Wilt Chamberlain and Bob Pettit shone, both made 19 points, Wilt 20 rebounds and Bob 17.
The East led in the halftime 59-49, and could resist the attacks of the West till the final.

This edition was threatened by a players strike, but finally the game was played.
Three hours before the game was due to start, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Pettit, Bill Russell and Len Wilkens visited NBA president Walter Kennedy and demanded that he call a meeting of the owners immediately to set up a pension plan for NBA players like NFL, NHL and MLB had done. Kennedy could not get all the owners together in time, but promised that the pension plan would be discussed at their next meeting. The players then retired to the dressing room and, after two votings (reportedly 11 to 9 first and then 13 to 7) agreed to go through with the game. However, they did not step onto the floor until 9.05 pm, only 12 minutes before the nationally televised live game (one of the first times) was scheduled to start.
Two months later, the owners kept their word and offered the pension plan.

MVP: Oscar Robertson (East)

BOXSCORE

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PF PTS
Jerry Lucas CIN 36 3 6 5 6 8 0 5 11
Tom Heinsohn BOS 21 5 12 0 0 3 0 5 10
Bill Russell BOS 42 6 13 1 2 21 2 4 13
Oscar Robertson     CIN 42 10 23 6 10 14 8 4 26
Hal Greer PHI 20 5 10 3 4 3 4 1 13
Tom Gola NY 7 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 1
Chet Walker PHI 12 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 4
Len Chappell NY 12 1 5 2 2 1 2 2 4
Wayne Embry CIN 21 6 14 1 1 7 1 1 13
Sam Jones BOS 27 8 20 0 0 4 3 2 16
TOTALS
240 46 108 19 27 61 21 27 111

WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PF PTS
Bob Pettit STL 36 6 15 7 9 17 2 3 19
Elgin Baylor LAL 29 5 15 5 11 8 5 1 15
Walt Bellamy BAL 23 4 11 3 5 7 0 3 11
Guy Rodgers SFW 22 3 6 0 0 2 2 4 6
Jerry West LAL 42 8 20 1 1 4 5 3 17
Wilt Chamberlain   SFW 37 4 14 11 14 20 1 2 19
Terry Dischinger BAL 13 2 4 3 3 2 1 1 7
Bailey Howell DET 6 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 2
Don Ohl DET 18 3 9 2 2 2 0 2 8
Lenny Wilkens STL 14 1 5 1 1 0 0 3 3
TOTALS
240 37 102 33 46 64 16 22 107

1963 <<< Tue, 14 January 1964 - COACHES: Red Auerbach (East) and Fred Schaus (West) - ATTENDANCE 13.464 spectators. >>> 1965

Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
East 25 34 27 25 111
West 22 27 28 30 107

NBA Legends Game: East 50 - West 46

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