Slam dunk!

Slam dunk!

Basketball fans were treated to hours of excitement at the NBA 2004 All-Star Game. The Western Conference team beat the Eastern Conference team 136-132. Below is a chart filled with data about the starters and reserve players for the two teams. Study the chart to answer the questions that follow.

1. Who was the game’s leading scorer? How many points did he score?

2. Name the tallest and shortest players in the game. What are their heights?

3. Name the heaviest and lightest players in the game. How much do they weigh?

4. What’s the average height and weight of a Western Conference player? An Eastern Conference player?

5. Graph It! First, select one team. Then, create three bar graphs: One comparing the height of all the players, one comparing the weight of all the players, and one comparing their scores.

Critical Thinking: Study the three graphs you’ve created and the players’ positions from the chart above. Do you think a player’s size and position relate to how well he scores?

Eastern Conference

Name Position * Home Team Height

VinceCarterFToronto6’6″

JermaineO’NealFIndiana6’11”

AllenIversonGPhiladelphia6’0″

TracyMcGradyGOrlando6’8″

BenWallaceCDetroit6’9″

RonArtestFIndiana6’7″

BaronDavisGNewOrleans6’3″

JasonKiddGNewJersey6’4″

JamaalMagloireCNewOrleans6’11”

KenyonMartinFNewJersey6’9″

PaulPierceFBoston6’6″

MichaelReddGMilwaukee6’6″

Name Weight Points

(pounds)

Vince Carter 225 11

JermaineO’Neal24216

Allen Iverson 165 3

Tracy McGrady 210 13

Ben Wallace 240 4

Ron Artest 246 7

Baron Davis 223 7

Jason Kidd 212 14

Jamaal Magloire 259 19

Kenyon Martin 234 17

Paul Pierce 230 8

Michael Redd 215 13

Western Conference

Name Position Home Team Height

TimDuncanFSanAntonio7’0″

KevinGarnettFMinnesota6’11”

KobeBryantGL.A.Lakers6’6″

SteveFrancisGHouston6’3″

YaoMingCHouston7’6″

RayAllenGSeattle6’5″

SamCassellGMinnesota6’3″

AndreiKirilenkoFUtah6’9″

BradMillerCSacramento7’0″

DirkNowitzkiFDallas7’0″

ShaquilleO’NealCL.A.Lakers7’1″

PejaStojakovicGSacramento6’10”

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

Name Weight Points

Tim Duncan 260 14

Kevin Garnett 240 12

Kobe Bryant 220 20

Steve Francis 200 13

Yao Ming 310 16

Ray Allen 205 16

Sam Cassell 185 4

Andrei Kirilenko 225 2

Brad Miller 261 8

Dirk Nowitzki 245 2

ShaquilleO’Neal34024

Peja Stojakovic 229 5

* F: Forward; C: Center; G: Guard

1. Shaquille O’Neal scored the most points. He scored 24.

2. Yao Ming is the tallest player. He’s 7’6″. Allen Iverson is the shortest. He’s 6’0″.

3. Shaquille O’Neal is the heaviest. He weighs 340 pounds. Allen Iverson is the lightest. He weighs 165.

4. Western: 225 pounds, 6’7″ Eastern: 243 pounds, 6’9″

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