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ATLANTA 1978. EAST 133 - WEST 125


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East came back in the last quarter (41-25) to win the game.
In the first quarter East began hard 39-28, but the West made a good job.
There were two keys in the victory. The first, the rebound. East dominated by 61-45 thanks to Dave Cowens. The second, and most important, was the MVP Randy Smith (Buffalo). He made 27 points (11-14 FG), 7 rebounds and 6 assists, including two very long shots (from 30 and 40 feet) in the final of the two first quarters.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wasn't chosen for what it would have been his ninth consecutive NBA All-Star Game, in a season he missed 20 because of a broken hand after punching Bucks rookie Kent Benson (breaking his jaw) in the first game of the competition.

MVP: Randy Smith (East)

BOXSCORE

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Julius Erving PHI 27 3 14 10 12 2 6 8 3 1 0 2 1 16
Larry Kenon SA 20 8 15 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 16
Dave Cowens BOS 28 7 9 0 0 6 8 14 5 5 2 2 0 14
George Gervin SA 18 4 11 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 9
John Havlicek BOS 22 5 8 0 0 0 3 3 1 2 0 4 0 10
Doug Collins PHI 27 3 8 8 11 4 1 5 8 3 2 4 0 14
Truck Robinson     NOJ  24 3 7 1 2 2 4 6 1 2 0 3 0 7
Bob McAdoo NY 20 7 14 0 0 3 1 4 0 2 1 3 0 14
Randy Smith BUF 29 11 14 5 6 3 4 7 6 5 2 3 0 27
Elvin Hayes WSB 11 1 7 0 0 3 1 4 0 4 1 1 0 2
Moses Malone HOU 14 1 1 2 4 1 3 4 1 1 1 0 0 4
Pete Maravich NOJ Knee injury
TOTALS
240 53 108 27 38 28 33 61 26 27 11 26 2 133

WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Rick Barry GS 30 7 17 1 1 2 2 4 5 6 3 5 0 15
Maurice Lucas POR 33 6 13 0 0 6 7 13 4 2 1 0 0 12
Bill Walton POR 31 6 14 3 3 2 8 10 2 3 3 4 2 15
David Thompson   DEN 35 10 16 2 4 0 3 3 3 4 1 4 0 22
Paul Westphal PHO 24 9 14 2 5 0 0 0 5 4 1 3 1 20
Walter Davis PHO 15 3 6 4 4 0 1 1 6 1 1 0 0 10
Artis Gilmore CHI 13 2 4 6 8 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 10
Lionel Hollins POR 23 3 8 4 5 0 0 0 8 2 2 1 0 10
Bobby Jones DEN 18 1 3 0 0 1 5 6 2 4 0 1 1 2
Brian Winters MIL 14 4 7 0 0 2 2 4 1 2 0 3 0 8
Bob Lanier DET 4 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
TOTALS
240 51 102 23 32 15 30 45 36 29 13 23 6 125

1977 <<< Sun, 5 Feb. 1978 - COACHES: Billy Cunningham (East) and Jack Ramsay (West) - ATTENDANCE 15.491 spectators. >>> 1979

Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
East 28 29 35 41 133
West 39 27 34 25 125