On This Date 1/21/1954

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The NBA All-Star Game goes to overtime for the first time as the East defeats the West 98-93 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. It is the last All-Star Game in which neither team reached triple figures as the shot clock was introduced one year later, creating more offense. Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics is named the game’s MVP, scoring 20 points, including ten points in overtime as the East outscored the West 14-9.