On This Date 1/17/1961

The Western Division beats the East 153-131 in the NBA’s 11th All-Star Game in Syracuse. The West got off to a fast start, outscoring the East 47-19 in the first quarter and never looked back. Leading the way for the West is Rookie Oscar Robertson of the Cincinnati Royals, who narrowly missed a triple-double with 23 points, 14 assists, and nine rebounds. At the time, Robertson was the youngest NBA All-Star MVP at the age of 22.

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