1975 NBA All-Star recap

Walt 'Clyde' Frazier drops 30 points to help carry the East to victory as the All-Star Game MVP.

EAST 108, WEST 102, Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Phoenix)


MVP: Walt Frazier, New York Knicks

Box score

By 1975, Walt “Clyde” Frazier had already established himself as one of the top guards of the decade and one of the best all-time. With many All-NBA and All-Defensive team accolades already to his name, he added one more accomplishment: MVP of the 1975 All-Star Game. Frazier scored 30 points (on 10-for-17 shooting) and added five rebounds and four steals as the East topped the West 108-102 at Phoenix’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

While the West shot the ball poorly (39.1 percent) compared to the East (47.6 percent), it stayed in the game thanks to the scoring tandem of Rick Barry and Tiny Archibald. Barry scored 22 points with eight assists and eight steals while Archibald finished with 27 points on 10-for-15 shooting.

All-Star Game rosters

Eastern Conference

Walt Frazier (New York Knicks)

Earl Monroe (New York Knicks)

Elvin Hayes (Washington Bullets)

John Havlicek (Boston Celtics)

Bob McAdoo (Buffalo Braves)

Jo Jo White (Boston Celtics)

Paul Silas (Boston Celtics)

Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics)

Phil Chenier (Washington Bullets)

Wes Unseld (Washington Bullets)

Rudy Tomjanovich (Houston Rockets)

Steve Mix (Philadelphia 76ers)

Coach: K.C. Jones (Bullets)

Western Conference

Gail Goodrich (L.A. Lakers)

Tiny Archibald (Kansas City-Omaha Kings)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks)

Spencer Haywood (Seattle Sonics)

Rick Barry (Golden State Warriors)

Dave Bing (Detroit Pistons)

Bob Lanier (Detroit Pistons)

Sidney Wicks (Portland Trail Blazers)

Bob Dandridge (Milwaukee Bucks)

Jim Price (Milwaukee Bucks)

Sam Lacey (Kansas City-Omaha Kings)

Charlie Scott (Phoenix Suns)

Coach: Al Attles (Warriors)