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CLEVELAND 1997

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NBA All-Star Game: East 132 - West 120

In Cleveland was celebrated the 50th anniversary of the NBA, and the East won again, but the big new was the MVP, Glen Rice.
Glen began the game in the bench. In the third quarter, he was on fire and established the best scorer mark in a quarter, with 20 points.
The other great feat was done by Michael Jordan, who made the first triple-double in the All-Star Game. Besides, he was generous giving the last minutes of the game to Glen Rice. Usually, starter players use to play last minutes.
In the West, the points were well distributed, with seven players with 10 or more points.

MVP: Glen Rice (East)

BOXSCORE

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Scottie Pippen CHI 25 4 9 0 3 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 8
Grant Hill DET 22 4 7 0 0 3 4 2 1 3 2 2 1 3 1 11
Dikembe Mutombo   ATL 15 1 5 0 0 1 2 2 6 8 0 0 0 1 1 3
Michael Jordan CHI 26 5 14 0 0 4 7 3 8 11 11 4 2 3 0 14
Penny Hardaway ORL 24 7 10 3 5 2 2 4 3 7 3 2 2 1 0 19
Vin Baker MIL 24 8 12 0 0 3 4 7 5 12 1 2 0 0 0 19
Terrell Brandon CLE 17 4 11 2 4 0 0 1 2 3 8 2 2 0 0 10
Chris Webber WSB 14 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 3 3 1 3 0 2
Tim Hardaway MIA 14 4 10 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 1 2 0 10
Glen Rice CHH 25 10 24 4 7 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 26
Joe Dumars DET 10 1 4 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Christian Laettner ATL 24 3 5 0 0 1 1 4 7 11 2 4 1 2 1 7
Alonzo Mourning MIA Heel injury
Patrick Ewing NY Strained groin
TOTALS
240 52 115 12 29 16 22 25 42 67 36 22 12 18 3 132

WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Shawn Kemp SEA 19 4 7 0 1 1 2 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 10
Karl Malone UTA 20 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 1 4
Hakeem Olajuwon   HOU 28 5 8 0 0 1 2 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 1 11
Gary Payton SEA 20 7 15 1 5 2 2 0 1 1 10 2 2 4 0 17
John Stockton UTA 20 5 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 1 0 12
Mitch Richmond SAC 22 3 7 3 4 0 0 1 2 3 4 1 0 1 0 9
Tom Gugliotta MIN 19 3 7 0 1 3 4 1 7 8 3 3 2 3 0 9
Latrell Sprewell GS 25 7 12 1 3 4 6 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 0 19
Eddie Jones LAL 17 3 4 0 1 4 7 1 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 10
Kevin Garnett MIN 18 1 7 0 0 4 4 1 8 9 1 2 0 0 1 6
Detlef Schrempf SEA 20 5 8 1 3 0 1 1 3 4 2 3 0 1 1 11
Chris Gatling DAL 12 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 2
Clyde Drexler HOU Hamstring injury
Charles Barkley HOU Right ankle injury
Shaquille O'Neal LAL Right knee strain
TOTALS
240 46 97 8 20 19 28 8 34 42 29 19 11 16 6 120

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Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
West 34 26 27 33 120
East 21 36 40 35 132


Slam Dunk Contest: Kobe Bryant

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It was the last contest, till its recovery in 2000. Like in Seattle '87, this edition presented a new star to the world, in this case Kobe Bryant who won clearly in the final. The tenths disappeared of the scores.

Players First Round Final
Kobe Bryant 37 49
Chris Carr 39 45
Michael Finley 44 33
Darvin Ham 36  
Ray Allen 35  
Bob Sura 35  
Allen Iverson Injured  

1996 Slam Dunk Contest <<< Slam Dunk Contest Index >>> 2000 Slam Dunk Contest

3 Point Shootout: Steve Kerr

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After three attempts, Steve Kerr won the contest. He improved his performance in each round.

Players 1st Round Semifinal Final
Steve Kerr 15 21 22
Tim Legler 17 19 18
Glen Rice 16 14  
Walt Williams 18 12  
John Stockton 13    
Dale Ellis 12    
Terry Mills 11    
Sam Perkins 8    

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NBA Rookies Game: East 96 - West 91

It was a game with high scores. There were 6 players with 16 or more points.
The first half was decisive for East, with a 15 points advantage (51-36). West commanded the second half (55-45), but it wasn't enough to win.
Allen Iverson (who had been number 1 in the draft) was named MVP, with 19 points and 9 assists. He was one of the keys in the East victory, but probably Kobe Bryant (with 31 points and 8 assists for the West) was better.
In this game, Red Auerbach came back to the All-Star Weekend after 30 editions coaching the Eastern team. In the West team neither Stephon Marbury nor Samaki Walker could play because of injuries.

MVP: Allen Iverson (East)

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Antoine Walker Boston 23 9 15 0 1 2 4 8 1 9 1 3 2 4 0 20
Marcus Camby Toronto 21 8 13 1 2 1 2 2 10 12 4 1 1 0 1 18
Erick Dampier Indiana 15 5 6 0 0 1 2 2 5 7 1 2 1 2 1 11
Kerry Kittles New Jersey 24 4 9 1 2 0 2 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 2 9
Allen Iverson  Philadelphia 26 7 11 0 0 5 8 1 3 4 9 2 3 4 3 19
Vitaly Potapenko        Cleveland 12 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6
John Wallace New York 15 2 7 0 2 1 3 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 5
Ray Allen Milwauke 14 1 6 0 2 6 7 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 8
TOTALS
150 39 72 2 9 16 28 16 23 39 21 16 10 13 7 96

WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Shareef Abdur-Rahim   Vancouver 24 8 13 1 2 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 1 2 1 17
Kobe Bryant LA Lakers 26 8 17 2 5 13 16 3 5 8 3 3 2 7 1 31
Travis Knight LA Lakers 20 3 5 0 0 3 4 2 2 4 1 4 1 2 1 9
Derek Fisher LA Lakers 15 5 9 1 2 5 5 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 15
Matt Maloney Houston 24 2 10 1 4 0 0 1 3 4 4 0 3 3 0 5
Roy Rogers Vancouver 23 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 2
Lorenzen Wright  LA Clippers 11 3 6 0 0 1 2 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 1 7
Steve Nash Phoenix 7 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 4
Stephon Marbury Minnesota Injured
Samaki Walker Dallas Injured
TOTALS
150 32 68 5 16 22 27 9 19 28 16 17 8 15 6 91

Coaches: Red Auerbach (East) and Red Holzman (West)

Scores 1st 2nd Total
East 51 45 96
West 36 55 91

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