1989 NBA All-Star Game
|Date||February 12, 1989|
The Summit (All-Star Saturday)
|Referees||Hugh Evans, Dick Bavetta, and Bill Saar|
|NBA All-Star Game|
The 39th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was held at Houston, Texas on February 12, 1989. The game's MVP was Karl Malone.
The east was composed of Mark Jackson, Kevin McHale, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Mark Price, Terry Cummings, Larry Nance and Brad Daugherty.
The west was led by the Utah Jazz trio of Karl Malone, John Stockton and Mark Eaton; the Lakers' James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Clyde Drexler, Alex English, Chris Mullin, Akeem Olajuwon, Tom Chambers, Dale Ellis and Kevin Duckworth.
The game set what was at that time, an NBA All-Star attendance record, and was known for having neither Magic Johnson nor Larry Bird playing, though both were still active in the NBA. Johnson was selected, but sat out due to injuries and was replaced by Abdul-Jabbar. Though he only scored 4 points, the game ended with Abdul-Jabbar hitting the final shot of the game, a Sky Hook.
The game featured a rap by rap group Ultramagnetic MCs that named each all-star and each coach. The rap was broadcast immediately before the start of the game.
Score by periods
|Score by Periods:||1||2||3||4||Final|
- Halftime— West, 87-59
- Third Quarter— West, 111-96
- Officials: Hugh Evans, Dick Bavetta, and Bill Saar
- Attendance: 44,735 (NBA All-Star Record)