Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

World too strong for United States in NBA Rising Stars duel

World too strong for United States in NBA Rising Stars duel

"I got hot first and then Bogie (Bogdanovic) got hot and he continued to stay hot", said Hield, of the game which features 20 of the top first-and second-year National Basketball Association (NBA) players.

The All-Star game also has a big new wrinkle this season: Captains Stephen Curry and James picked their own teams.

For Team USA, Jaylen Brown led the team and all scorers with 35 points on 14-21 shooting.

Simmons will be in the world team for the Rising Stars game featuring other rookie and second-year players. He is averaging 11.8 points per game.

The Rising Stars challenge features a respective US team and World team based on the player's origin which adds to post-game bragging rights.

The Los Angeles Lakers were supposed to have a competitor in the dunk contest, but they traded Larry Nance the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 8.

A pair of Sacramento Kings led the way for the World, which has now won three of four Rising Stars Challenges since the exhibition shifted to an worldwide format back in 2015.

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Maybe in a few years, the Kings will have multiple players representing the franchise in the ACTUAL All-Star game?

Team USA managed to shoot an wonderful 11-40 from three-point for a 27.5% clip.

"You know, it was (an) All-Star Game, so it wasn't like a really competitive game", Hield said. Canadian guard Jamal Murray led the way with 36 points and 11 rebounds, and he returns as part of an impressive-looking Team World headlined by the Philadelphia 76ers' trio of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric.

"It's obviously one of those things that I wanted to be in it, but it didn't happen and we move on".

The All-Star Celebrity Game was the weekend's first event as the Rapper Quavo was selected as MVP, making seven of 10 shots and scoring 19 points in Team Clippers 75-66 victory over Team Lakers at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

He was added to the Rising Stars roster Wednesday as an injury replacement for Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball.

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