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RICHFIELD 1981. EAST 123 - WEST 120


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The smallest player of the match, Nate Archibald, helped his team to win and himself to get the MVP.
With seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, East won by 14 (113-99), but Dennis Johnson and Paul Westphal made a final comeback attempt for the West. Then, appeared Celtics point guard Archibald. He took the control of the game, and the Western team never was closer than three points.
On the eve of the game, West coach John McLeod had a clear strategy to follow: "I want everybody to play the same minutes. All the players are All-Stars and and ought to get an equal chance to participate in a game such as this." Looking at the boxscore it's clear he made his promise.

MVP: Nate Archibald (East)

BOXSCORE

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Larry Bird BOS 18 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 3 1 1 2 0 2
Julius Erving PHI 29 6 15 0 0 6 7 3 0 3 2 2 2 2 1 18
Artis Gilmore CHI 22 5 7 0 0 1 2 1 5 6 2 4 0 0 1 11
Eddie Johnson ATL 28 7 12 0 0 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 0 16
Reggie Theus CHI 19 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 2 4 0 8
Nate Archibald BOS 25 4 7 0 0 1 3 0 5 5 9 3 3 2 0 9
Robert Parish BOS 25 5 18 0 0 6 6 6 4 10 2 3 0 1 2 16
Bobby Jones PHI 16 5 11 0 0 1 1 1 3 4 0 2 1 0 1 11
Marques Johnson MIL 19 1 2 0 0 5 6 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 0 7
Micheal Ray Richardson   NY 24 5 7 0 1 1 2 2 3 5 3 3 4 2 0 11
Mike Mitchell CLE 15 6 12 0 0 2 2 4 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 14
Dan Roundfield ATL Right calf injury
TOTALS
240 49 103 0 1 25 32 20 28 48 30 23 15 17 5 123

WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Walter Davis PHO 22 5 9 0 0 2 2 1 6 7 1 2 0 1 0 12
Adrian Dantley UTA 21 3 9 0 0 2 2 2 3 5 0 1 1 0 0 8
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar      LAL 23 6 9 0 0 3 3 2 4 6 4 3 0 3 4 15
Paul Westphal SEA 25 8 12 0 0 3 3 2 2 4 3 3 0 4 1 19
George Gervin SA 24 5 9 0 0 1 2 1 2 3 0 3 2 2 1 11
Jamaal Wilkes LAL 25 6 12 0 0 3 3 2 6 8 3 3 2 2 0 15
Moses Malone HOU 22 3 8 0 0 2 4 2 4 6 3 3 1 1 0 8
Truck Robinson PHO 21 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 2 4 0 4 0 6
Jack Sikma SEA 21 2 5 0 1 2 2 1 3 4 4 5 1 2 1 6
Dennis Johnson PHO 24 5 8 0 0 9 10 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 0 19
Otis Birdsong KCK 12 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
TOTALS
240 46 90 0 1 28 33 17 34 51 22 28 10 22 7 120

1980 <<< Sun, 1 Feb. 1981 - COACHES: Billy Cunningham (East) and John McLeod (West) - ATTENDANCE 20.239 spectators. >>> 1982

Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
East 23 38 36 26 123
West 27 31 30 32 120