The West finally broke the East's two-year domination of the series with a 79-75 victory in the third All-Star Game, played in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Rochester's master floor leader Bob Davies put on a dazzling demonstration late in the fourth period, scoring 8 points to give the West a lead it never relinquished.

But MVP honors went to Minneapolis's George Mikan, who poured in 22 points and dominated the boards with 16 rebounds. Fort Wayne's Larry Foust added 10 points for the winners on 5-of-7 shooting from the field. Boston's Ed Macauley led the East with 18 points, while teammate Bob Cousy scored 15 points.