The 22nd NBA All-Star Game was played on January 18, 1972, at The Forum. * Coaches: Tom Heinsohn, Boston Celtics (Eastern Conference) and Bill Sharman, Los Angeles Lakers (Western Conference) * MVP: Jerry West, Los Angeles (27 minutes, 13 points) * Hometown favorite Jerry West hit a last second 20-foot jump shot to break the tie and win the game for the West. *Dave Cowens, a future MVP and Hall of Famer, made his All-Star debut in this game. Center Bob Lanier, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992, made his debut in this All-Star Game, too. The Rockets, which relocated from San Diego to Houston before the 1971-72 season, had their first Houston-era All-Star in Elvin Hayes.

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Score by periods

*Halftime— East, 64–54 *Third Quarter— West, 87–84 *Officials: Darell Garretson and Manny Sokol. *Attendance: 17,214.


External links

1972 NBA All Star Game Box Score
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