NBA Rising Stars 2018

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He's not an All-Star just yet, but Hield, a second-year guard from the Bahamas, is spending the weekend in Los Angeles, Calif., as part of All-Star Weekend's Rising Stars Challenge. He was also mic'd up during the game.

Olympic silver-medal winning sprinter Andre De Grasse added 17 and former New Jersey Nets guard Brandon Armstrong 16 points and a team-high 11 rebounds for Team Clippers. "He's really talented and can do a lot of things that a lot of rookies can't". Hield scored 29 points and his Sacramento Kings teammate added 26 in the World's 155-124 victory over the USA team in the Rising Stars Challenge.

"Between Bogi and Buddy Hield, we had 55 points, and they shot the ball extremely well", said Kalamian, now an assistant with the Raptors.

The 76ers rookie point guard posted his sixth triple-double on Wednesday with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

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Simmons also dismissed questions about the game being crucial for confirming his favoritism for NBA Rookie of the Year, with the U.S. team featuring Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, who has emerged as a potential rival for the award. "Just not being able to play the game I love, the game I was passionate about - I just wanted to quit basketball and go home and forget everything". Try to compete to be the best version of myself that day.

"I'm going to throw it out there, I like the whole Grant Hill and Jason Kidd co-rookie of the years", Miller said. "But we didn't bet, so I didn't get some extra money".

The biggest cheers at Staples Center went to Lakers youngsters Kuzma and Brandon Ingram on the USA team. He's gone on to average almost 16 points and join Hall of Famers Jerry West and Elgin Baylor as the only Lakers rookies with three straight games of 25 or more.

"I want to win, but I want to have fun at the same time". Got a couple dunks at the end. He's a good shooter, has long arms, and has a feel for the game.

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The rookie leader with 19.6 points per game acknowledges getting distracted earlier this season by thinking too much about rookie of the year and paying too much attention to what his classmates were doing after not being taken until the No. 13 pick.

The Nuggets' Murray played 24 minutes. Brown and Atlanta's John Collins both threw down ferocious, acrobatic slams.

Not to be outdone, Dennis Smith Jr. who is also participating in the dunk contest, showed the crowd what he can do with a nice alley-oop finish off a feed from Mitchell.

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