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 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 35.6
 1. Harden Houston R.35.6 
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 3. Leonard Toronto R27.7 
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 5. James LA Lakers27.4 
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 Andre DRUMMOND
  Detroit
  (208-C-93)
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 Russell WESTBROOK
  Okla.
  (190-PG-88)
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 Robert COVINGTON
  Minnesota
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Covington Minnesota2.3 
 2. George Oklah.City2.2 
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 4. Paul Houston R.2.0 
 5. Westbrook Okla.1.9 
 6. Smart Boston C.1.8 
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 Myles TURNER
  Indiana P.
  (211-C/F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
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 2. Robinson New Y2.4 
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Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144 - Feb 16, 2019


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When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma (6'9''-F-95, college: Utah), Philadelphia's Ben Simmons (6'10''-F-96, college: LSU) and Boston's Jayson Tatum (6'8''-F-98, college: Duke) get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what's become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear. They'll be ready. Dunks, layups, 3-pointers and little else. That was the playsheet for the Rising Stars game Friday night, one where Kuzma led all scorers with 35 points on the way to MVP honors and the U.S. team defeated the World squad 161-144 on the floor that the All-Stars will be using on Sunday night. Tatum added 30 points for the U.S. The teams combined for 37 3-pointers, 55 dunks and shot a combined 12 free throws. "Last year, the World team kicked our butts," Kuzma said. "They came in here and beat us by 30. A lot of us kind of remembered that." It was 31, actually - 155-124, not that it matters. Tatum added 30 points in the game for first- and second-year players that was known for years as the Rookie Game. Atlanta's Trae Young (6'2''-G-98, college: Oklahoma) finished with 25 points and 10 assists, Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox (6'4''-G-97, college: Kentucky) had 15 assists and Utah's Donovan Mitchell (6'3''-G-96, college: Louisville) added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Everyone looked happy afterward. The U.S. squad had a bit more reason to look that way. "There's a $25,000 bonus for winning the game," Kuzma said. "So that's good." Philadelphia's Ben Simmons led the World team with 28 points on 14 for 17s hooting. Chicago's Lauri Markkanen had 21 points for the World squad, and Dallas' Luka Doncic (6'7''-G-99) had 13 points and nine assists. Both teams shot 55 percent. The difference was on 3s - the U.S. was 21 for 51, while the World was 16 for 52. The mood from the outset was predictably light, even including the pregame speeches from U.S. coach Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics and World coach Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks. "I want us to share the ball and not one guy dribble it 20 times and hoist something up - like Luka does with the Mavs," Nowitzki said, laughing a bit at his own joke. Irving's message was succinct. "Just have some fun," Irving said. "It's OK to compete." Doncic talked Phoenix's DeAndre Ayton (7'1''-C-98, college: Arizona) out of taking the opening tap for the World team, with the young Mavs star jumping against Fox instead of having either center handle the honors. Young was throwing an alley-oop lob to Atlanta teammate John Collins (6'10''-PF-97, college: Wake Forest) for a 360-degree dunk in one possession, then crossing over Josh Okogie (6'4''-G-98, college: Georgia Tech) in almost comical fashion on the next. "We gotta play some defense," Mitchell implored teammates at one point. It was unclear if anyone ever actually listened to his plea. There was one foul called in the entire first half, Markkanen getting whistled for it with 4:13 remaining until halftime. The first half saw 25 dunks and 20 3-pointers in 20 minutes - the sides played 10-minute quarters. Late in the half, Collins flashed a crossover dribble, then underhand-tossed a pass off the backboard to himself for a dunk that had players on both sides reacting in mock disbelief.
Courtesy of: usatoday.com   




Taurean
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Reports: Hawks trade No. 41 pick to Warriors for cash, future pick - 42 minutes ago
The Atlanta Hawks continue to stay active leading up to the 2019 Draft and have apparently worked out another Draft pick swap. The Hawks are sending their No. 41 pick in tonight's Draft to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for $1.3 million in cash and a 2024 second-round pick. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and confirmed by Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta dealt away the No. 44 pick to the Miami Heat yesterday for cash consideratio...   [read more]

Tony Snell
Report: Bucks to trade Tony Snell, first-round pick to Pistons for Jon Leuer - 9 hours ago
The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly trading guard Tony Snell (6'7''-G/F-91, college: N.Mexico) and the 30th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forward Jon Leuer (6'10''-F-89, college: Wisconsin). The deal, which was reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on the eve of Thursday's Draft, is not yet official and cannot be completed until after Milwaukee selects pick No. 30 on behalf of Detroit. Snell played in 74 games last season for the Bucks, averaging 6.0 poi...   [read more]

Mike Conley
Grizzlies Trading Mike Conley To Utah For Package With Grayson Allen, Picks - 1 day ago
The Memphis Grizzlies are trading veteran guard Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) to the Utah Jazz, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. In exchange, the rebuilding franchise will receive a package including two first-round picks, Grayson Allen (6'5''-G-95, college: Duke), Jae Crowder (6'6''-F-90, college: Marquette) and Kyle Korver (6'7''-F/G-81, college: Creighton). Memphis-bound, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, are the No. 23 pick in this year's draft and a protected futu...   [read more]


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