1972 NBA vs ABA All-Star Game

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This was the second (all-star)game between the NBA and the ABA superstars and was called "Supergame II" and took place in Nassau Coliseum at Uniondale, N.Y. on May 25, 1972!!!

The final score was 106-104 for the NBA stars!!!

The NBA team wasn't consisted by all the great players of that time(for example Kareem, West, Baylor and others didn't play) and I suppose it was the same for the ABA too!

The MVP of the game was Bob Lanier(back-up of Wilt)!

A remarkable note is that, this was the only game in history that Wilt and Artis faced each other!!!!!

BOXSCORE (only points availabe)

NBA

*John Havlicek - 17pts

*Connie Hawkins - 6pts

*Wilt Chamberlain - 6pts

*Oscar Robertson - 14pts

*Archie Clark - 15pts

Bob Lanier - 15pts

Nate Archibald - 12pts

Bob Love - 10pts

Gail Goodrich - 8pts

Paul Silas - 3pts

ABA

*Rick Barry - 11pts

*Dan Issel - 8pts

*Artis Gilmore - 14pts

*Jimmy Jones - 7pts

*Donnie Freeman - 16pts

Julius Erving - 13pts

Ralph Simpson 12pts

Willie Wise - 12pts

George Thompson - 7pts

Roger Brown - 2pts

Mel Daniels - 2pts

*=starter

NBA 106

ABA 104

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The "Supergame I" took place in Houston Astrodome at Houston, Texas on May 28, 1971!!!

The NBA stars won 125-120!

Walt Frazier was named MVP!!!

~~~No footage available for this game~~~

BOXSCORE (only points available)

NBA

*John Havlicek - 10pts

*Dave DeBusschere - 17pts

*Nate Thurmond - 3pts

*Oscar Robertson - 17pts

*Dave Bing - 11pts

Walt Frazier - 26pts

Elvin Hayes - 17pts

Earl Monroe - 12pts

Lou Hudson - 7pts

Billy Cunningham - 5pts

ABA

*Rick Barry - 20pts

*Willie Wise - 16pts

*Zelmo Beaty - 10pts

*Larry Jones - 15pts

*Charlie Scott - 11pts

Mel Daniels - 15pts

John Brisker - 14pts

Roger Brown - 9pts

Steve Jones - 6pts

Donnie Freeman - 4pts

Bill Melchionni - 0pts

*=starter

NBA 125

ABA 120

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Wow... the NBA still won without Kareem, Reed, and West. :rockout:

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Very interesting that they were close games, which speaks a lot about the top talent of the ABA.

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Wow... the NBA still won without Kareem, Reed, and West.

...and Baylor... :rockout:

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...and Baylor... :rockout:

Baylor wasn't much anyways at that point... ravaged by injuries!

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what a battle between the 7'1" 275 Wilt and the 7'2" and considered the strongest man to ever play the game in Artis Gilmore down low in the paint. That's the closest thing you will ever see to a collision imo.

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Wilt out played Gilmore in there.

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what a battle between the 7'1" 275 Wilt and the 7'2" and considered the strongest man to ever play the game in Artis Gilmore down low in the paint. That's the closest thing you will ever see to a collision imo.

Gilmore was considered the Chamberlain of ABA.

I don't think though, he was considered, stronger than Wilt.

Wilt out played Gilmore in there.

Indeed, although you can't say it by just seeing at the points production!!

Wilt - 6

Artis - 14

*Most of his points were against Lanier!

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Artis was the first really physical C in the post, a predecessor to Shaq you could say. Not stronger than Wilt but more willing to use his power to dominate.

ABA only had 2 real stars that would have made huge impact in the NBA at their peak, Erving and Gilmore.

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Artis was the first really physical C in the post, a predecessor to Shaq you could say. Not stronger than Wilt but more willing to use his power to dominate.

ABA only had 2 real stars that would have made huge impact in the NBA at their peak, Erving and Gilmore.

Don't forget the Iceman, Barry and Malone (he first played in the ABA)

Btw, i'm not sure Gilmore was more willing to use his power than Wilt.

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Don't forget the Iceman, Barry and Malone (he first played in the ABA)

Btw, i'm not sure Gilmore was more willing to use his power than Wilt.

Iceman and Malone were in their primes in the NBA and just young players in the ABA. Barry also spent much of his prime in the NBA so we know how good he would be. I was talking about players who spent all or most of their prime in the ABA.

Gilmore was probably the first power player in history. He was pretty intimidating on both ends of the court but his problem was lack of motivation and poor rosters once he came to the NBA.

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Wilt only scored 6 points.........Before I knew this I would bet that Wilt scored at least 15 points in every single basketball game he had played in his life; whether the game was serious or not.

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Wilt only scored 6 points.........Before I knew this I would bet that Wilt scored at least 15 points in every single basketball game he had played in his life; whether the game was serious or not.

 

Well Lanier wasn't no little guy either at 6'11" 265.  They say him and Artis had some battles when Artis was on the Bulls. 

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Wilt only scored 6 points.........Before I knew this I would bet that Wilt scored at least 15 points in every single basketball game he had played in his life; whether the game was serious or not.

I think there was a game against Thurmond where he scored... 0. Lol! He had his share of single-digit point games.

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