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PHILADELPHIA 2002

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NBA All-Star Game: East 120 - West 135

When Allen Iverson had to be the star in Philadelphia wearing Dr. J number 6, Kobe Bryant stole the show.
Kobe was the most concentrated player in the game. He played like it was a Finals game. The worst part for Kobe was the crowd booing him, in his "home" Philadelphia.
West dominated all the game, sentenced at the end of the third quarter 100-77. Only a few 3 pointers by Ray Allen at the beginning of the last quarter, remembered the comeback of 2001 All-Star Game, but West shooters scored well too.
This edition will be remembered by two plays: The dunk of the year of Tracy McGrady throwing the ball against the backboard and dunking his own rebound and Michael Jordan easy missed dunk.
The strange stat of the night was the fact that the five scoring leaders of the East were all bench players. This edition could be called "the 3 pointer edition" with 59 3 pointers attempted, and five 3 pointers records broken. 

MVP: Kobe Bryant (West)

BOXSCORE

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Allen Iverson  PHI  25 2 9 0 0 1 2 1 3 4 3 0 0 2 0 5
Jason Kidd NJ 18 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 2
Michael Jordan WAS 22 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 1 2 1 0 8
Antoine Walker BOS 16 3 8 2 4 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 8
Dikembe Mutombo PHI 21 3 5 0 0 2 2 6 4 10 0 0 0 2 1 8
Ray Allen MIL 25 6 17 3 10 0 0 1 2 3 5 3 3 1 0 15
Paul Pierce BOS 23 9 18 1 6 0 0 3 4 7 3 1 1 0 0 19
Tracy McGrady ORL 23 9 15 2 4 4 4 2 1 3 4 1 3 1 0 24
Shareef Abdur-Rahim   ATL 21 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 6 0 2 0 0 0 9
Jermaine O'Neal IND 17 2 5 0 0 3 4 0 7 7 0 1 0 1 0 7
Alonzo Mourning MIA 16 6 7 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 13
Baron Davis CHH 13 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 0 3 0 2
Vince Carter TOR Left quadriceps strain
TOTALS
240 50 107 9 28 11 13 15 36 51 29 12 11 15 3 120

WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Kobe Bryant LAL 30 12 25 0 4 7 7 2 3 5 5 2 1 0 0 31
Steve Francis HOU 18 1 8 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 0 3
Kevin Garnett MIN 24 7 15 0 1 0 0 6 6 12 2 1 2 0 0 14
Chris Webber SAC 20 3 7 1 2 1 4 3 0 3 4 2 1 2 0 8
Tim Duncan SA 29 7 11 0 0 0 0 3 11 14 2 1 0 3 2 14
Steve Nash DAL 24 3 9 2 4 0 0 2 1 3 9 1 1 0 0 8
Dirk Nowitzki DAL 24 5 11 1 4 1 1 2 6 8 3 1 0 2 0 12
Gary Payton SEA 22 7 13 4 6 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 3 3 0 18
Elton Brand LAC 19 3 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 10 1 2 0 2 1 6
Peja Stojakovic SAC 18 4 10 3 5 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 11
Wally Szczerbiak          MIN 12 4 6 2 3 0 0 1 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 10
Shaquille O'Neal LAL Toe injury
Karl Malone UTA Personal reasons - Mother illness
TOTALS
240 56 120 13 30 10 14 27 36 63 39 12 11 14 3 135

2001 <<< Sun, 10 Feb. 2002 - COACHES: Byron Scott (East) and Don Nelson (West) - ATTENDANCE 19.581 spectators. >>> 2003

Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
East 24 31 22 43 120
West 32 40 28 35 135


Slam Dunk Contest: Jason Richardson

Watch all the Dunks

Only 4 players participated in this edition. The main innovation was the roulette of classic dunks. Each player had to do a classic dunk. It was a good idea, but not for Steve Francis, who wasn't able to make the Terence Starbury 360º. Gerald Wallace made a great "free throw line" dunk ala Julius Erving. Jason Richardson executed the "Tomahawk" as well as Dominique Wilkins, and won the contest with a 50 points reverse dunk in the final.

Players First Round Final
Jason Richardson 48-31-50:98 36+49:85
Desmond Mason 41-43-36:84 44+36:80
Gerald Wallace 31-44-40:84  
Steve Francis 41-40-37:77  

2001 Slam Dunk Contest <<< Slam Dunk Contest Index >>> 2003 Slam Dunk Contest

3 Point Shootout: Peja Stojakovic

Watch this contest's highlights

Peja Stojakovic improved his second place of the past edition, while Ray Allen (the defending champ) fell in the first round.
In the final, Peja and Cavaliers shooter Wesley Person tied with 19 points. Peja won in the 24 seconds tie-break by 9-5.
The surprises were Paul Pierce and Steve Smith, with only 8 points in the first round.

1st Round Best Streak 3-Color Ball Players Final Best Streak 3-Color Ball
21 9 3 Peja Stojakovic 19 5 1
20 4 4 Wesley Person 19 5 2
15 4 3 Steve Nash 18 5 2
14 4 3 Quentin Richardson      
14 6 1 Ray Allen      
10 2 2 Mike Miller      
8 3 1 Paul Pierce      
8 2 0 Steve Smith      

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NBA Rookie Challenge: Rookies 103 - Sophomores 97

The class of the 2001 draft show to the world that they are better than the Sophomores. Rookies won by 6, with the fourth quarter under control. Sophomores commanded the first half with a great Quentin Richardson (21 points at halftime). But in the second half he could only score 1 point more. His teammate, Darius Miles begun to score in the second half, but he wasn't enough to stop the Rookies, and specially Jason Richardson. The Golden State Warriors player completed his best day as a pro player with 26 points. He had won the Slam Dunk contest and now the MVP of the Rookie Challenge.

MVP: Jason Richardson (Rookies)

ROOKIES TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Jason Richardson  Golden State  22 11 18 3 5 1 2 3 3 6 2 3 1 0 0 26
Jamaal Tinsley Indiana 18 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 0 1 6 0 4
Pau Gasol Memphis 27 4 9 0 0 2 2 0 7 7 3 1 2 1 1 10
Shane Battier Memphis 23 7 11 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 0 15
Brendan Haywood   Washington 26 5 6 0 0 2 4 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 2 12
Zeljko Rebraca Detroit 27 7 10 0 0 0 0 2 7 9 3 1 0 0 0 14
Tony Parker San Antonio 21 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 8 0 3 3 0 6
Joe Johnson Boston 21 4 13 2 4 2 4 1 6 7 4 2 2 1 0 12
Andrei Kirilenko Utah 15 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 4
TOTALS
200 45 82 5 12 8 17 11 28 39 31 9 14 15 3 103

SOPHOMORES TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Quentin Richardson    Clippers 26 10 22 1 5 1 2 7 2 9 1 1 0 0 0 22
Mike Miller Orlando 24 3 10 1 7 0 0 3 4 7 11 1 2 3 1 7
Richard Jefferson  New Jersey  25 7 14 2 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 5 3 1 17
Lee Nailon Charlotte 20 4 8 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 1 1 3 0 8
Chris Mihm Cleveland 19 3 7 0 0 0 0 3 5 8 0 3 0 2 1 6
Marcus Fizer Chicago 25 2 9 0 2 0 0 6 8 14 2 0 1 0 1 4
Darius Miles Clippers 23 9 11 0 0 2 4 0 1 1 2 1 1 6 1 20
Desmond Mason Seattle 19 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 3 1 2 1 1 6
Hedo Turkoglu Sacramento 19 3 9 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 7
TOTALS
200 44 97 5 21 4 8 26 28 54 23 12 13 19 5 97

COACHES: Chuck Daly and Darryl Hawkins (Rookies), Bill Cunningham and Bobby Jones (Sophomores).

Scores 1st 2nd Total
Rookies 51 52 103
Sophomores 58 39 97

2001 Rookie Challenge <<< Rookie Challenge Index >>> 2003 Rookie Challenge

Hoop It Up: International/Sacramento Team

In this edition, the Hoop-It-Up tournament replaced the 2 Ball Contest.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Moses Malone, two of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players, led a star-studded lineup of NBA and WNBA players, NBA legends and celebrities competing in the inaugural All-Star Hoop-It-Up.

SEMIFINALS PHILADELPHIA 16 (Malone 6, Timberlake 2, Snow 8)
HOUSTON 8 (Smith 2, Mobley 4, Thompson 2)


LOS ANGELES 13 (Magic 4, Fisher 2, Leslie 5, McKnight 2)
INTERNATIONAL/SACRAMENTO 25 (Marciulionis 15, Turkoglu 6, Penichero 2, Cavanagh 2)

FINAL
PHILADELPHIA 9
(Malone 5, Snow 4)
INTERNATIONAL/SACRAMENTO 12 (Marciulionis 3, Turkoglu 7, Cavanagh 2)

Marciulionis was impressive in the semifinals with 15 points (including 4 treys).
Malone inside, and Snow hitting shots from outside were too much for Houston.
In the final, players were very nervous missing a lot of shots. The game finished tied 9-9, and Turkoglu hitting the winner 3 pointer in the "sudden death".

ROSTERS:

HOUSTON TEAM:
Cuttino Mobley - Houston Rockets Guard.
Tina Thompson - Houston Comets Forward.
Kenny Smith - Houston Rockets championship teams (1993–94 and 1994–95).
Jamie Foxx - Actor.

INTERNATIONAL/SACRAMENTO TEAM:
Hedo Turkoglu - Sacramento Kings Forward (Turkey).
Ticha Penicheiro - Sacramento Monarchs Guard (Portugal).
Sarunas Marciulionis - Former NBA Player (Lithuania).
Tom Cavanagh - Star of NBC's Ed (Canada).

LOS ANGELES TEAM:
Derek Fisher - Los Angeles Lakers guard.
Lisa Leslie - Los Angeles Sparks center.
Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers guard, winner of 5 championships (1980, '82, '85, 87, '88).
Brian McKnight - Singer.

PHILADELPHIA TEAM:
Aaron McKie - Philadelphia Sixers guard.
Dawn Staley - WNBA All-Star.
Moses Malone - Philadelphia Sixers championship team (1982–83).
Justin Timberlake - 'NSYNC.

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