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2011 NBA ALL STAR ROOKIE CHALLENGE


Rookies 148 - Sophomores 140

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MVP: John Wall (fan voting)

For the second consecutive year Rookies won the game, but the Sophomore still have a 8-4 advantage in the Rookie Challenge.
After an exciting first half with 11 lead changes, Rookies lead 71-69 at halftime. Wesley Johnson with 16 points (7-8 field goals) was the best rookie, and DeJuan Blair kept his 2010 high intensity level with 14 points and a spectacular off the backboard dunk. Blake Griffin was hit in the nose by his teammate Landry Fields and only played 6 minutes, but came back for the second half.
In the final minutes, the Rookie team guided by John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins (33 points and 14 rebounds) took again the lead and controlled the game until the end. Best scorer for the Sophomores was James Harden with 30 points.

John Wall with 22 assists established a new record, improving Chris Paul 17 mark in 2007 game.
That was the second occasion (the first in 1995) when two undrafted rookies played in the Rookie Challenge. The players: Wesley Matthews and Gary Neal.

SOPHOMORES TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Taj Gibson Chicago 18 4 7 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 8
DeMar DeRozan Toronto 22 7 10 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 4 2 3 1 0 14
DeJuan Blair San Antonio 27 14 21 0 1 0 0 7 8 15 2 4 2 2 2 28
Stephen Curry Golden State 28 5 12 3 9 0 0 3 3 6 8 3 0 2 0 13
Wesley Matthews Portland 21 5 10 3 7 2 2 0 4 4 6 1 0 1 0 15
Brandon Jennings  Milwaukee 20 3 10 1 4 1 1 0 1 1 7 2 2 4 0 8
Serge Ibaka  Oklahoma City 20 6 10 2 2 0 0 4 1 5 1 2 1 1 2 14
James Harden  Oklahoma City 27 11 19 4 10 4 6 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 30
Jrue Holiday Philadelphia 17 4 9 1 5 1 2 1 1 2 4 0 1 2 1 10
Tyreke Evans Sacramento Injured
TOTALS 200 59 108 14 39 8 11 19 20 39 34 15 11 15 6 140

ROOKIES TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Blake Griffin  L.A. Clippers 14 7 10 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 1 14
Landry Fields New York 26 6 8 2 3 1 1 1 5 6 3 0 2 0 2 15
DeMarcus Cousins      Sacramento 27 15 24 0 1 3 5 6 8 14 1 3 3 1 1 33
Gary Neal San Antonio 26 9 15 2 6 0 0 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 20
John Wall Washington 29 5 9 0 1 2 4 0 2 2 22 0 2 5 0 12
Derrick Favors New Jersey 17 4 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 9
Wesley Johnson Minnesota 26 10 15 3 5 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 25
Eric Bledsoe  L.A. Clippers 18 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 5 1 3 6 0 6
Greg Monroe Detroit 17 5 6 0 0 4 6 6 2 8 3 0 1 0 0 14
TOTALS 200 64 100 7 17 13 20 16 29 45 40 7 12 17 4 148

COACHES: Mike Budenholzer and Amar'e Stoudemire (Rookies), Armond Hill and Carmelo Anthony (Sophomores)

Scores 1st 2nd Total
Rookies 71 77 148
Sophomores 69 71 140

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