Back to 1989: NBA All-Star Game at the Astrodome

27 Feb

My dad took me to the NBA All-Star Game at the Astrodome in 1989. What a great thing to see Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing. Even Kevin McHale, the Rockets coach, was playing then. We paid around $100 per seat, but we had a great view of the game.

Gus

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Via http://www.allstarnba.es/editions/1989.htm

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HOUSTON 1989

Go to: Slam Dunk Contest | 3 Point Shootout | Legends Game | Ballot results

NBA All-Star Game: East 134 – West 143

In Houston 44.735 people saw the first All-Star exhibition of the endless duo of Utah: Karl Malone and John Stockton.
Malone and Dale Ellis (27 points) scored 24-33 in field goals. Stockton substituted as starter guard Magic Johnson, who was injured, and made 11 points 17 assists and 5 steals.
In the Eastern team Michael Jordan was the best again with 28 points, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (selected in the place of Magic) scored 4 points more for his scoring record.
West sentenced the game with 47 and 40 points in the two first quarters (87-59 at halftime), establishing the highest score of a team at halftime.
This game was played in the new Astrodome Stadium, while Saturday’s contests took place at The Summit. It was the first occasion that the events were splitted in two locations, and never occurred again until Dallas 2010.

MVP: Karl Malone (West)

EAST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PTS
Charles Barkley   Philadelphia 20 6 11 5 8 5 0 17
Dominique Wilkins Atlanta 15 3 8 3 3 2 0 9
Moses Malone Atlanta 19 3 9 3 3 8 0 9
Michael Jordan Chicago 33 13 23 2 4 2 3 28
Isiah Thomas Detroit 33 7 13 4 6 2 14 19
Patrick Ewing New York 17 2 8 0 4 6 2 4
Terry Cummings Milwauke 19 4 9 2 2 5 1 10
Larry Nance Cleveland 17 5 9 0 0 6 1 10
Mark Price Cleveland 20 3 9 2 2 3 1 9
Mark Jackson New York 16 3 5 2 4 2 4 9
Brad Daugherty Cleveland 15 0 3 0 0 3 0 0
Kevin McHale Boston 16 5 7 0 0 3 0 10
TOTALS 240 54 114 23 36 47 26 134
WEST TEAM MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA REB AST PTS
Alex English Denver 29 8 13 0 0 3 4 16
Karl Malone Utah 26 12 17 4 6 9 3 28
Hakeem Olajuwon Houston 25 5 12 2 3 7 3 12
Dale Ellis Seattle 26 12 16 2 2 6 2 27
John Stockton Utah 32 5 6 0 0 2 17 11
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lakers 13 1 6 2 2 3 0 4
Clyde Drexler Portland 25 7 19 0 0 12 4 14
Tom Chambers Phoenix 16 4 8 6 6 5 1 14
Chris Mullin  Golden State 14 1 4 2 2 2 2 4
James Worthy Lakers 18 4 7 0 0 2 2 8
Mark Eaton Utah 9 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Kevin Duckworth Portland 7 2 5 1 2 1 0 5
Magic Johnson Lakers Left hamstring injury
TOTALS 240 61 113 19 23 57 38 143

1988 <<< Sun, 12 Feb. 1989 – COACHES: Lenny Wilkens (East) and Pat Riley (West) – ATTENDANCE 44.735 spectators. >>> 1990

Scores 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
East 31 28 37 38 134
West 47 40 24 32 143

Slam Dunk Contest: Kenny ‘Sky’Walker

In this edition appeared the tenths in the scores and the semifinal was decreased to 2 dunks per player. There was an unequal final between Clyde Drexler (who fail his two dunks and didn’t want to do the third) and Kenny Walker, who won with a great final.

Players First Round Semifinal Final
Kenny Walker 42,5+48,8:91,3 46,9+49,5:96,4 48,9+49,6+49,6:148,1
Clyde Drexler 46,6+47,1:93,7 47,3+47,7:95,0 24,5+25,0:49,5
Spud Webb 46,8+47,7:94,5 47,8+44,0:91,8
Shelton Jones 44,1+45,4:89,5 45,7+44,9:90,6
Tim Perry 44,4+45,0:89,4
Jerome Kersey 44,9+44,0:88,9
Ron Harper 41,7+46,8:88,5
Chris Morris 41,1+42,1:83,2

1988 Slam Dunk Contest <<< Slam Dunk Contest Index >>> 1990 Slam Dunk Contest

3 Point Shootout: Dale Ellis

Dale Ellis could win. He took advantage of Larry Bird’s absence, and won his first contest with a regular series. NBA invited to Rimas Kurtinaitis, probably the best european shooter in the 80’s. He finished in the last place, maybe too much distance for him.

Players 1st Round Semifinal Final
Dale Ellis 19 18 19
Craig Hodges 20 18 15
Gerald Henderson 17 13
Reggie Miller 15 11
Michael Adams 12
Derek Harper 12
Jon Sundvold 12
Danny Ainge 11
Rimas Kurtinaitis 9

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