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2012 NBA RISING STARS CHALLENGE


TEAM SHAQ 133 - TEAM CHUCK 146

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MVP: Kyrie Irving (fan voting)

After 12 years with the Rookies vs Sophomores formula, NBA has decided to make a new fresh start for the Rookie Challenge. The most important change was how the teams are put together. Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley, TNT TV star analysts, were in charge to pick 10 players in a special draft to make their respective teams: Team SHAQ and Team CHUCK. Shaq had the first pick after winning a coin toss, and he took Blake Griffin with the first pick. Jeremy Lin and Norris Cole were late additions just a few minutes before the draft started. You can watch the draft at nba.com or just download the video.

In the first half of the game, TEAM CHUCK got quickly a 10 point advantage, with great performances of Evan Turner and DeMarcus Cousins. Later, Kyrie Irving went on fire (4-4 3 pointers, 18 points). Tristan Thompson was the only TEAM SHAQ player to score 10 points before halftime. In the second half Irving continued scoring with 3 more 3-pointers giving CHUCK TEAM a 20 points lead, he finished with 34 points and 8-8 threes. At the end of the game John Wall made his little slam dunk exhibition. Jeremy Lin (tired) and Blake Griffin (has to play Sunday game) played only 9 and 10 minutes respectively.

TEAM SHAQ TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Blake Griffin LA Clippers 10 5 14 2 9 2 2 0 2 2 7 0 1 3 0 10
Jeremy Lin New York 9 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2
Ricky Rubio Minnesota 21 5 9 2 6 0 0 1 2 3 7 0 1 3 0 12
Greg Monroe Detroit 27 8 12 1 2 2 3 6 4 10 4 3 5 0 1 19
Brandon Knight Detroit 22 5 14 2 9 2 2 0 2 2 7 0 1 3 0 14
Markieff Morris Phoenix 15 5 7 2 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 12
Kemba Walker Charlotte 25 4 11 1 5 1 2 1 4 5 10 1 2 3 0 10
Landry Fields New York 19 8 12 0 3 0 0 2 2 4 3 0 1 1 0 16
Norris Cole Miami 25 7 15 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 4 1 0 18
Tristan Thompson Cleveland 27 10 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 20
TOTALS 200 58 101 12 41 5 7 10 19 29 39 11 14 16 1 133

TEAM CHUCK TEAM MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR DR REB AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Kyrie Irving Cleveland 27 12 13 8 8 2 2 1 2 3 9 0 2 3 0 34
DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento 25 8 14 0 2 2 4 3 8 11 3 1 0 2 0 18
Evan Turner Philadelphia 29 8 9 0 0 0 0 3 8 11 7 1 2 4 0 16
Paul George Indiana 25 10 17 1 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 3 0 23
Derrick Williams Minnesota 19 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 2
John Wall Washington 27 8 13 0 0 1 2 1 5 6 8 1 0 5 2 17
Marshon Brooks New Jersey 15 3 10 2 5 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 8
Gordon Hayward Utah 18 5 8 0 2 4 4 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 2 14
Derrick Favors Utah 15 5 5 0 0 4 4 1 1 2 1 0 3 0 0 14
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio Injured
Tiago Splitter San Antonio Injured
TOTALS 200 60 93 11 20 15 18 12 31 43 36 6 11 18 4 146


COACHES
: Ron Adams and Steve Kerr (TEAM SHAQ), Maurice Cheeks and Mike Fratello (TEAM CHUCK)

Scores 1st 2nd Total
TEAM SHAQ 65 68 133
TEAM CHUCK 77 69 146

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During the morning practice for the Rising Stars Challenge, Ricky Rubio made a new Guinness World Record with 18 shots in a row behind the basket in a minute, overcoming Sixers' Evan Turner mark (16 shots made).