MVP: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati
The All-Star Game returned to Boston, its birthplace in 1951, only to be threatened by a possible players' strike until close to game time. But the game was played, and the winners' total was the same as it had been 13 years earlier as the East topped the West, 111-107.
The East was led by Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson, who scored 26 points and was named MVP for the second time in four years, and by Boston's Bill Russell, who produced 13 points and 21 rebounds.
St. Louis's Bob Pettit and San Francisco's Wilt Chamberlain tied for West scoring honors with 19 points each. Chamberlain also grabbed 20 rebounds, while Pettit supplied 17 boards.