1980 NBA All-Star Game
1234OT Total
West 372727378 136
East 2836442016 144
DateFebruary 3, 1980
ArenaCapital Centre
CityLandover
MVPGeorge Gervin
Attendance19,035
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersBrent Musburger (Play by Play)
Bill Russell and Rod Hundley (Color)
Gary Bender (Sideline)
NBA All-Star Game
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The 1980 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game which was played at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, on February 3, 1980.

The Eastern All-Stars defeated the Western All-Stars, 144–136. The MVP of the game was George Gervin, who scored 34 points for the Eastern All-Stars.

Coaches

Lenny Wilkens and Billy Cunningham were selected as the West and East head coach, respectively.

Billy Cunningham, head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, qualified as the head coach of the Eastern All-Stars. Lenny Wilkens, head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics, qualified as the head coach of the Western All-Stars.

Team rosters

Notes

Italics indicates leading vote-getters per conference.

Western Conference

Player, Team MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA REB AST BLK PFS PTS
Marques Johnson, MIL 34 1 6 0 0 2 2 4 1 1 2 4
Adrian Dantley, UTA 30 8 15 0 0 7 8 5 2 0 1 23
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LA 30 6 17 0 0 5 6 16 9 6 5 17
Jack Sikma, SEA 28 4 10 0 1 0 0 8 4 3 5 8
Paul Westphal, PHO 27 8 14 0 2 5 6 1 5 1 5 21
Magic Johnson, LA 24 5 8 0 1 2 2 2 4 2 3 12
Walter Davis, PHO 23 5 10 0 0 2 2 4 2 0 2 12
Lloyd Free, SD 21 7 13 0 0 0 1 3 5 1 1 14
Dennis Johnson, SEA 20 7 13 0 0 5 6 4 1 1 3 19
Kermit Washington, POR 14 1 6 0 0 2 4 8 1 1 4 4
Otis Birdsong, KC 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Scott Wedman, KC (injured)
Totals 265 53 114 0 4 30 37 55 34 16 32 136

Eastern Conference

Player, Team MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA REB AST BLK PFS PTS
George Gervin, SA 40 14 26 0 0 6 9 10 3 0 2 34
Eddie Johnson, ATL 32 11 16 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 2 22
Moses Malone, HOU 31 7 12 0 0 6 12 12 2 2 4 20
Elvin Hayes, WAS 29 5 10 0 0 2 2 5 4 4 5 12
Dan Roundfield, ATL 27 7 15 0 0 4 9 13 0 2 2 18
Larry Bird, BOS 23 3 6 1 2 0 0 6 7 0 1 7
Nate Archibald, BOS 21 0 8 0 0 2 3 3 6 0 1 2
Julius Erving, PHI 20 4 12 0 0 3 4 5 2 1 5 11
John Drew, ATL 15 0 4 0 0 4 5 3 0 0 5 4
Bill Cartwright, NY 14 4 8 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 8
Micheal Ray Richardson, NY 13 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 6
Dave Cowens, BOS (injured)
Totals 265 58 124 1 2 27 44 62 34 9 30 144

Score by periods

Score by Periods: 1 2 3 4 OT Final
West 37 27 27 37 8 136
East 28 36 44 20 16 144

Trivia

With 1:40 left in the overtime period, Larry Bird made the first 3-pointer in All-Star Game history.

References