1985 NBA All-Star Game
The 35th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 10, 1985, at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The coaches were K. C. Jones (Boston Celtics) for the East, and Pat Riley (Los Angeles Lakers) for the West. The MVP was Ralph Sampson, Houston (29 minutes, 24 points, 10 rebounds).
|Date||February 10, 1985|
Market Square Arena (All-Star Saturday)
|Referees||Mike Mathis and Ed T. Rush|
|NBA All-Star Game|
|Adrian Dantley, Utah Jazz||23||2||6||6||6||2||1||10|
|Ralph Sampson, Houston Rockets||29||10||15||4||6||10||1||24|
|Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers||23||5||10||1||2||6||1||11|
|Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers||31||7||14||7||8||5||15||21|
|George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs||25||10||12||3||4||3||1||23|
|Alex English, Denver Nuggets||14||0||3||0||0||2||1||0|
|Norm Nixon, Los Angeles Clippers||19||5||7||1||2||2||8||11|
|Larry Nance, Phoenix Suns||15||7||8||2||2||5||0||16|
|Rolando Blackman, Dallas Mavericks||23||7||14||1||2||3||2||15|
|Jack Sikma, Seattle SuperSonics||12||0||2||0||0||2||0||0|
|Calvin Natt, Denver Nuggets||11||1||3||1||2||3||1||3|
|Akeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets||15||2||2||2||6||5||1||6|
|Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers||23||5||15||2||2||4||3||12|
|Larry Bird, Boston Celtics||31||8||16||5||6||8||2||21|
|Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers||33||2||10||3||6||12||1||7|
|Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons||25||9||14||1||1||2||5||22|
|Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls||22||2||9||3||4||6||2||7|
|Micheal Ray Richardson, New Jersey Nets||13||2||8||1||2||2||1||5|
|Robert Parish, Boston Celtics||10||2||5||0||0||6||1||4|
|Bernard King, New York Knicks||22||6||10||1||2||7||1||13|
|Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee Bucks||22||1||5||6||6||5||4||8|
|Terry Cummings, Milwaukee Bucks||16||7||17||3||4||7||0||17|
|Dennis Johnson, Boston Celtics||12||3||7||2||2||6||3||8|
|Bill Laimbeer, Detroit Pistons||11||2||4||1||2||3||1||5|
Score by periodsEdit
- Halftime— Tied, 68-68
- Third Quarter— West, 97-92
Slam Dunk ContestEdit
The 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is widely heralded as one of the greatest dunk contests of all time. It featured two of the highest flyers of the time, Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins. The other participants of the contest included Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Darrell Griffith, Larry Nance, Terence Stansbury, and Orlando Woolridge. Both Nance and Erving had first round byes due to their finishing first and second in the previous year's contest.
The first round was highlighted with the only perfect score of 50 for the round by Terence Stansbury. The judges gave him a perfect score on a 360 statue of liberty dunk. The other two highs from the round were two 49's both performed by Dominique Wilkins. Clyde Drexler 122, Darrell Griffith 126, and Orlando Woolridge 124 were eliminated after the first round. Michael Jordan 130, Terence Stansbury 130, and Dominique Wilkins 145 all advanced.
The semi-finals only had one perfect score of 50 and it was scored by Michael Jordan on his last dunk when he jumped from the free throw line and slammed it home with one hand. Both Terence Stansbury and Dominique Wilkins each scored a 49 in this round. The two that advanced to the finals were Michael Jordan 142 and Dominique Wilkins 140. Julius Erving 132, Larry Nance 131, and Terence Stansbury 136 were all eliminated.
In the final round Dominique Wilkins scored two 50s. On the first Wilkins bounced off the backboard and reversed it home with two hands. On the second he performed a huge two hand windmill dunk that sealed the victory for him. The final scores were Michael Jordan 136 and Dominique Wilkins 147. This was the first of many battles for slam dunk supremacy fought between Jordan and Wilkins, with round one going to Wilkins.