2004 NBA All-Star recap

NBA.com Staff

WEST 136, EAST 132, at Staples Center


MVP: Shaquille O’Neal

When Shaquille O’Neal won his first All-Star Game MVP in 2000, he started the game and was a showcase player in the offense. In 2004, Shaq had to make his impact off the bench to take home the award … which is exactly what he did.

O’Neal had 24 points (on 12-for-19 shooting), 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks as the West won, 136-132. The win was the West’s third in a row and was paced by balanced scoring as seven of the 12 players scored 12 points or more.

Tim Duncan was solid overall for the West (14 points, 13 rebounds, five assists) while first-time All-Stars Jamaal Magloire (19 points, eight rebounds) and Kenyon Martin (17 points, seven rebounds) did the heavy lifting for the East. Several players made their first (and only) All-Star appearances in this game: Sam Cassell, Ron Artest, Andrei Kirilenko, Michael Redd, Magloire and Martin.

Box score

All-Star Game rosters

Eastern Conference

Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)

Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors)

Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons)

Jermaine O’Neal (Indiana Pacers)

Tracy McGrady (Orlando Magic)

Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets)

Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets)

Jamaal Magloire (New Orleans Hornets)

Ron Artest (Indiana Pacers)

Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets)

Michael Redd (MIlwaukee Bucks)

Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics)

Western Conference

Steve Francis (Houston Rockets)

Kobe Bryant (L.A. Lakers)

Yao Ming (Houston Rockets)

Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)

Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Shaquille O’Neal (L.A. Lakers)

Ray Allen (Seattle Sonics)

Peja Stojakovic (Sacramento Kings)

Sam Cassell (Minnesota Timberwolves)

Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)

Andrei Kirilenko (Utah Jazz)

Brad Miller (Sacramento Kings)


East: Rick Carlisle (Pacers)

West: Flip Saunders (Wolves)

All-Star Weekend wrap-up

NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner: Fred Jones, Indiana Pacers

NBA 3-Point Shootout winner: Voshon Lenard, Denver Nuggets

NBA Skills Challenge: Baron Davis, New Orleans Hornets

Rookie Challenge result: Sophomores 142, Rookies 118

Rookie Challenge MVP: Amar’e Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns (36 points, 11 rebounds)