Best moments from Friday at NBA All-Star Weekend

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell drives up court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Salt Lake City. Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons the leading rookie of the yea

The Australian didn't win a place in Sunday's All-Star game in Los Angeles but proved he was worthy with 11 points, six rebounds and 13 assists in the game featuring the NBA's best rookies and second-year players. Jaden Smith performed at halftime.This was all for the Rising Stars Challenge, a game pitting the league's best first- and second-year players against each other in a World vs. United States of America format. The Serbian native continued to play for the Turkish team Fenerbahce.

Talented guards Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith, Jr., along with Taurean Prince of the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics' standout rookie, Jayson Tatum are also among the featured players suiting up for U.S. Team this year.

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

The Skills Challenge has been dominated by guards since its inception in 2003 until All-Star Weekend of 2016 when Karl Anthony Towns took home the trophy and was followed up by Kristaps Porzingis.

The Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray made his second consecutive appearance for the World Team.

As part of a winning effort in which Team World cruised past Team USA, 155-124, Hield scored a team-high 29 points on 12-of-22 from the field and 5-of-14 from three.

Sunday alcohol sales could come sooner than expected
Under Kelly's Senate plan the CBR could be drained. "It just doesn't do enough for some of the problems that we have", he said. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, voted for the crime package but said lawmakers need to do more to fight crime.

Players were selected in a vote by the league's assistant coaches. He scored a game-high 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the USA Team.

The World raced to a 78-59 lead by halftime and were never headed. "Unfortunately, our shots didn't fall".

"Jamal Murray was really good with the ball and kind of surprised me with some really quick moves with the basketball in his hands".

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

"Great young talent on both teams".

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