Ranking the best All-Star game performances from Utah Jazz players
While Gordon Hayward became the first All-Star the Utah Jazz have had in six years, the Jazz have had a long history of players making it to the All-Star game. In fact, it is the 39th time since the Jazz moved to Salt Lake City that a player from the organization has made it to the game.
Karl Malone, John Stockton and Adrian Dantley were mainstays in the game during their time with the Jazz, while Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, Mark Eaton, Rickey Green, Andrei Kirilenko and Mehmet Okur all earned the distinction at least once.
Here is a look at the best performances from those Jazz players over the years.
15. John Stockton, 1997
Both John Stockton and Karl Malone started the 1997 game, but Stockton had the better performance in the 132-120 loss. He totaled 12 points on 5 for 6 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 2 from beyond the arc. He added five assists and a steal in 20 minutes.
14. Karl Malone, 1992
Malone had a solid night in a 153-113 win with 11 points on 5 for 7 shooting from the floor and 1 for 2 from the charity stripe. He added seven rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal in 19 minutes.
13. John Stockton, 2000
Stockton’s last All-Star game appearance was a memorable one as he scored in double figures in a 137-126 win. On the night, he finished with 10 points on 5 for 5 shooting from the floor while handing out two assists and collecting a steal in just 11 minutes.
12. Karl Malone, 1995
Malone was very efficient for the West coming off the bench in a 139-112 win. He registered 15 points on 6 for 6 shooting from the floor and 3 for 4 from the foul line while adding three rebounds and an assist in 16 minutes.
11. John Stockton, 1992
Stockton had a nice all-around effort in the West’s 153-113 win. He recorded 12 points on 5 for 8 shooting from the floor, including 2 for 3 from distance. He also chipped in with five assists and three steals in 18 minutes.
10. Rickey Green, 1984
Green showed of his passing skills in his only All-Star game appearance. He dished out 11 assists while scoring six points in 19 minutes of the bench in a 154-145 overtime loss.
9. Deron Williams, 2010
Williams played 28 minutes and contributed 14 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the floor, including 2 of 4 from beyond the arc in a 141-139 loss. He also chipped in with six assists, a team-high four steals and a block.
8. Carlos Boozer, 2008
Boozer put up the game’s only double-double in a 134-128 loss. He finished the night with 14 points on 7 for 15 shooting from the field with 10 rebounds in just 18:30 off the bench.
7. John Stockton, 1989
Stockton was in a giving mood as he handed out a game-high 17 assists in a 143-134 win. He also totaled 11 points on 5 for 6 shooting from the floor to go along with five steals and two rebounds in 32 minutes in his first All-Star game. The only drawback from his big night was a game-high 12 turnovers.
6. Karl Malone, 1991
Malone tied for top scoring honors for the West while collecting a double-double in a 116-114 defeat. In the loss, he totaled 16 points on 6 for 11 shooting from the floor and 4 for 6 from the foul line while grabbing 11 rebounds and handing out four assists in 31 minutes.
5. John Stockton, 1994
Stockton had a complete performance in a 127-118 loss. He finished with 13 points on 6 for 10 shooting from the field while handing out a game-best 10 assists and collecting five rebounds in 26 minutes of the bench.
4. Karl Malone, 1988
Malone’s first All-Star game was a big one as he recorded a double-double in a 138-133 loss. He finished with a West-best 22 points on 9 for 19 shooting from the floor and 4 for 5 from the foul line to go along with 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes.
3. Adrian Dantley, 1980
Dantley had his best All-Star game performance in a 144-136 overtime loss. He registered a team-high 23 points on 8 for 15 shooting from the floor and 7 for 8 from the foul line. He also contributed five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes.
2. Karl Malone, 1989
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Malone secured his first All-Star game MVP award after he recorded 28 points on 12 for 17 shooting from the floor and 4 for 6 from the free-throw line. He also managed nine rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals in 26 minutes.
1. John Stockton and Karl Malone, 1993
The Jazz legends shared MVP honors while playing on Utah’s home floor in a 135-132 overtime win. Malone had a monster double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds in 34 minutes while Stockton totaled 15 assists while scoring nine points in 31 minutes.
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Published at Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:47:00 +0000