WEST 135, EAST 132 OT, Delta Center (Salt Lake City)
Co-MVPs: Karl Malone and John Stockton, Jazz
Hometown favorites and pick-and-roll partners John Stockton and Karl Malone paced the West squad to an overtime win, with Malone scoring 28 points and Stockton, the NBA’s all-time assist leader, racking up 15 assists.
The game marked a passing of the torch, in many respects. Michael Jordan, who scored a game-high 30 points, played in his last All-Star Game before leaving the NBA for the first time (though he would eventually play in five more). Isiah Thomas, a 12-time All-Star, played in his last All-Star Game. A starter in his finale, Thomas had eight points and four assists in 32 minutes.
A big rookie from LSU, Orlando’s Shaquille O’Neal, played in the first of his 12 games. In his 18-year career, Shaq would be selected to 15 games and earn All-Star MVP three times.
Charlotte forward Larry Johnson became the first All-Star for the Hornets’ franchise, scoring four points. The MVP of the 1992-93 season, Charles Barkley, made his debut on the West All-Star team as a member of the Suns after six seasons as an East All-Star. He finished with 16 points and seven rebounds.
At All-Star weekend, Cavs guard Mark Price won the first of his back-to-back 3-Point Contest titles. Heat rookie Harold Miner, dubbed by some as “Baby Jordan,” took home his first of two career Slam Dunk Contest titles.
All-Star Game rosters
Isiah Thomas (Detroit Pistons)
Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
Shaquille O’Neal (Orlando Magic)
Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls)
Larry Johnson (Charlotte Hornets)
Brad Daugherty (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Joe Dumars (Detroit Pistons)
Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks)
Larry Nance (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Mark Price (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Detlef Schrempf (Indiana Pacers)
Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks)
Coach: Pat Riley (New York Knicks)
John Stockton (Utah Jazz)
Clyde Drexler (Portland Trail Blazers)
David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs)
Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns)
Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)
Sean Elliott (San Antonio Spurs)
Tim Hardaway (Golden State Warriors)
Shawn Kemp (Seattle SuperSonics)
Dan Majerle (Phoenix Suns)
Danny Manning (LA Clippers)
Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)
Terry Porter (Portland Trail Blazers) **
Mitch Richmond (Sacramento Kings) *
Chris Mullin (Golden State Warriors) * — not replaced
Coach: Paul Westphal (Phoenix Suns)
All-Star Weekend Wrap
Slam Dunk Contest: Harold Miner, Miami Heat
3-Point Shootout: Mark Price, Cleveland Cavaliers
NOTE: * = missed game due to injury; ** = injury replacement