1962 NBA All-Star recap

NBA.com Staff

WEST 150, EAST 130, at Kiel Auditorium (St. Louis)


MVP: Bob Pettit

Though Wilt Chamberlain dominated for the East in the 1962 All-Star Game with a 42-point, 24-rebound performance, he wasn’t big enough to overcome the West’s scoring punch.

Led by Bob Pettit’s 25 points and 27 rebounds and solid games from Elgin Baylor and Oscar Robertson, the East rolled to a 150-130 victory. Pettit, who was named MVP, was 10-for-20 from the field and his 27 rebounds set an all-time mark for the All-Star Game.

Baylor, who scored 32, tortured the West around the basket. Three other players — Robertson (26 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists), Bob Cousy (11 points, six rebounds, eight assists) and Hal Greer (eight points, 10 rebounds, nine assists) — flirted with triple-doubles as the All-Star Game returned to Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis for the first time since 1958.

Box score

All-Star Game rosters

Eastern Conference

Dolph Schayes (Syracuse Nationals)

Tom Heinsohn (Boston Celtics)

Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors)

Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics)

Richie Guerin (New York Knicks)

Bill Russell (Boston Celtics)

Hal Greer (Syracuse Nationals)

Willie Naulls (New York Knicks)

Johnny Green (New York Knicks)

Paul Arizin (Philadelphia Warriors)

Sam Jones (Boston Celtics)

Larry Costello (Syracuse Nationals) *

Tom Gola (Philadelphia Warriors) *

Western Conference

Jerry West (L.A. Lakers)

Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals)

Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks)

Elgin Baylor (L.A. Lakers)

Walt Bellamy (Chicago Packers)

Gene Shue (Detroit Pistons)

Bailey Howell (Detroit Pistons)

Wayne Embry (Cincinnati Royals)

Jack Twyman (Cincinnati Royals)

Frank Selvy (L.A. Lakers)

Cliff Hagan (St. Louis Hawks)

Rudy LaRusso (L.A. Lakers) *


East: Red Auerbach (Celtics)

West: Fred Schaus (Lakers)

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