Team Hill Wins 142-136 Over Team Webber In Rising Stars Challenge


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NEW ORLEANS (CP)_ Andre Drummond had 30 points and a Rising Stars Challenge-record 25 rebounds, leading Team Hill to a 142-136 victory over Team Webber on Friday night.

Besides an impressive tally of dunks and rebounds, Drummond even managed to make his free throws while winning MVP honours. A 41 per cent shooter during the regular season, the Detroit forward went 6 for 8, including a pair with 29 seconds left after chasing down Bradley Beal’s […]

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Valanciunas Named To BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge


The National Basketball Association announced Wednesday that Jonas Valanciunas (YO-nahs vah-lahn-CHEW-nahs) has been selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. The event features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches. The Rising Stars Challenge will be played Friday, February 14 at New Orleans Arena and can be seen on TSN2 / TNT beginning at 9 p.m. (ET).

Valanciunas was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft […]

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