Posted Feb 27 2013 2:24PM
EAST 124, WEST 123, at Kiel Auditorium (St. Louis)
MVP: Jerry Lucas
After trailing all night, the West made a furious push in the fourth quarter to try and win the 1965 All-Star Game. It proved to be too little, too late, though, as the East held on for a 124-123 win at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. Royals guard Jerry Lucas shot 12-for-19 and finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds en route to winning the All-Star Game MVP award.
Oscar Robertson (28 points, six rebounds, eight assists) and Bill Russell (17 points, 13 rebounds) helped carry the load for the East. Bob Pettit (13 points, 12 rebounds), Wilt Chamberlain (20 points, 16 rebounds) and Gus Johnson (25 points) did the heavy lifting for the West. Future Hall of Famers Willis Reed (the 1965 Rookie of the Year), Johnson and Nate Thurmond all made their All-Star debuts in this game.
Bob Pettit, a four time All-Star Game MVP and two-time NBA MVP, wrapped up his All-Star career at this game. Pettit finished with the third-most field goals (193), free throws made (62) and the second-most rebounds (178) in All-Star Game history. His 27 rebounds in the 1962 All-Star Game stands as the all-time single-game record in that category.
Jerry Lucas (Cincinnati Royals)
Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals)
Bill Russell (Boston Celtics)
Sam Jones (Boston Celtics)
Luke Jackson (Philadelphia 76ers)
Willis Reed (New York Knicks)
Johnny Green (New York Knicks)
Hal Greer (Philadelphia 76ers)
Wayne Embry (Cincinnati Royals)
Larry Costello (Philadelphia 76ers)
Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics) *
Jerry West (L.A. Lakers)
Lenny Wilkens (St. Louis Hawks)
Wilt Chamberlain (San Francisco Warriors)
Elgin Baylor (L.A. Lakers)
Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks)
Walt Bellamy (Baltimore Bullets)
Gus Johnson (Baltimore Bullets)
Don Ohl (Baltimore Bullets)
Terry Dischinger (Detroit Pistons)
Nate Thurmond (San Francisco Warriors)
East: Red Auerbach (Celtics)
West: Alex Hannum (Warriors)
NOTE: * = missed game due to injury; ** = injury replacement
|Assist of the Night - Josh Smith|
Josh Smith throws a wonderful pass during the first quarter.
|Block of the Night - James Harden|
James Harden with a wonderful block during Game 4.
|Steal of the Night - James Harden|
James Harden with a nice steal and layup during the fourth quarter.
|Dunk of the Night - Dwight Howard|
Dwight Howard finishes with a powerful slam during the fourth quarter.
|Harden to Howard|
Dwight Howard takes the pass and finishes with authority.