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Sacramento's Mitch Richmond shows off his All-Star MVP trophy in Phoenix.
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1995 All-Star Game recap

Posted Feb 27 2013 1:38PM

WEST 139, EAST 112, at America West Arena, Phoenix, Ariz.
MVP: Mitch Richmond

Detroit rookie Grant Hill amassed more votes from fans -- some 1.2 million of them -- than anyone to grab a starting spot on the East, but it was reserve guard Mitch Richmond who made the biggest splash in the game.

Sacramento's Richmond, in his seventh year in the league and in his third straight All-Star Game, piled up 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting to lead all scorers. He became the first All-Star Game MVP for the Kings since Oscar Robertson took home the honors in 1964 as a member of the Cincinnati Royals.

Seattle's Gary Payton chipped in with 15 assists to pace the West to the easy win. Hill scored 10 points while Shaquille O'Neal paced all East scorers, finishing with 22 points on 9-for-16 shooting.

The All-Star Weekend events were all about the Miami Heat as the franchise swept the Slam Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout. Harold Miner won his second (and final) slam dunk title while Glen Rice became the first of four different players in Heat history to win the 3-point contest.

In its second year, the Rookie Challenge (called the Rookie Game during this era) rolled on as the White team defeated the Green team, 83-79 in overtime. Lakers rookie Eddie Jones won MVP honors after scoring 25 points for the Green team. Fellow rookie Glenn Robinson of the Bucks was the high scorer for the White team, finishing with 21 points.

Box score

1995 All-Star Game rosters

Eastern Conference

Anfernee Hardaway (Orlando Magic)
Reggie Miller (Indiana Pacers)
Shaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic)
Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls)
Grant Hill (Detroit Pistons)
Larry Johnson (Charlotte Hornets)
Alonzo Mourning (Charlotte Hornets)
Vin Baker (Milwaukee Bucks)
Dana Barros (Philadelphia 76ers)
Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons)
Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks)
Tyrone Hill (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Western Conference

Dan Majerle (Phoenix Suns)
Latrell Sprewell (Golden State Warriors)
Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)
Shawn Kemp (Seattle Sonics)
Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns)
Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)
John Stockton (Utah Jazz)
Gary Payton (Seattle Sonics)
Detlef Schrempf (Seattle Sonics)
Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings)
David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs)
Dikembe Mutombo (Denver Nuggets) **
Cedric Ceballos (L.A. Lakers) *

All-Star weekend wrap-up

Slam Dunk Contest winner: Harold Miner, Miami Heat
3-Point Shootout winner: Glen Rice, Miami Heat
Rookie Game result: White 83, Green 79
Rookie Game MVP: Eddie Jones, Los Angeles Lakers (25 points, four assists for Green)

NOTE: * = missed game due to injury; ** = injury replacement

photoBulls Edge Out the Celtics
Jimmy Butler scores 26 points as the Bulls edge out the Celtics 105-99.
photoMcLemore And-One Bank Shot
Ben McLemore gets the bank shot to go, plus the foul.
photoWade Heats up From Deep
Dwyane Wade gets hot from behind the arc against the Celtics.
photoHoward, Millsap Lead Hawks to Easy Victory
Dwight Howard records a double-double and Paul Millsap gets 28 points as the Hawks drop the Wizards, 114-99.
photoFourth Quarter Run Seals It for Hawks
With a boost from a huge 24-4 run in the fourth quarter, the Hawks take down the Wizards.

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