1991 NBA All-Star recap

Charles Barkley takes home the All-Star MVP award after grabbing 22 boards along with 17 points to help the East defeat the West.

EAST 116, WEST 114, Charlotte Coliseum


MVP: Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers

Box score

The East used a 45-35 second quarter — and 26 points from Chicago’s Michael Jordan, playing back in his home state — to hold on for the win. Philadelphia’s Charles Barkley pulled down 22 rebounds and added 17 points to earn MVP honors in what was his final All-Star Game as a Sixer.

Washington’s Bernard King made an All-Star comeback after blowing out his knee with the Knicks almost six years earlier. King started the game and scored eight points in 26 minutes of play, his first in an All-Star game since 1985.

One year after Larry Bird would make his final All-Star appearance, the other two key cogs of Boston’s title-contending teams of the 1980s made their final All-Star Game visit. Kevin McHale (two points, three rebounds) and Robert Parish (two points, four rebounds), both reserves for the East, played a combined 19 minutes.

Dee Brown provided the highlight for Boston at All-Star Weekend as he became the first Celtic to win the Slam Dunk Contest. Chicago sharpshooter Craig Hodges won his second of three consecutive 3-Point Shootout titles.

All-Star Game rosters

Eastern Conference

Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)

Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons)

Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks)

Bernard King (Washington Bullets)

Charles Barkley (Philadelphia 76ers)

Brad Daugherty (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Hersey Hawkins (Philadelphia 76ers) **

Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)

Kevin McHale (Boston Celtics)

Robert Parish (Boston Celtics)

Ricky Pierce (Milwaukee Bucks)

Alvin Robertson (Milwaukee Bucks)

Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons) *

Larry Bird (Boston Celtics) *

Coach: Chris Ford (Boston Celtics)

Western Conference

Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)

Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns)

David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs)

Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)

Chris Mullin (Golden State Warriors)

Tim Hardaway (Golden State Warriors)

Clyde Drexler (Portland Trail Blazers)

Kevin Duckworth (Portland Trail Blazers)

Terry Porter (Portland Trail Blazers)

Tom Chambers (Phoenix Suns)

John Stockton (Utah Jazz)

James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers)

Coach: Rick Adelman (Portland Trail Blazers)

All-Star Weekend Wrap

3-Point Shootout: Craig Hodges, Chicago Bulls

Slam Dunk Contest: Dee Brown, Boston Celtics

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