Leading up to the Rising Stars game, the focus were on the young Lakers and Sixers on opposing teams. But in the game itself, it were the young Kings who ended up making the biggest splash. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield led the way for Team World as they beat Team USA, 155-124.
The two Sacramento young guns combined for 12 three-pointers as Team World pulled away in the first half by 19 points. Hield got the show started firing from beyond the arc in the first quarter. Bogdanovic took over in the second quarter as he dropped a couple of treys from Steph Curry range. Bogdanovic and Hield hit four three-pointers each in the first period. Team World expanded their lead to as big as 39 points in the fourth quarter, pulling away for the win.
Bogdanovic was named the Rising Stars Game MVP. He scored 26 points on 7/13 shooting from beyond the arc and six assists.
Hield led Team World in scoring with 29 points built on five treys.
Jaylen Brown led Team USA with 35 points and 10 rebounds.
With the result of the game in the bag, the game turned into a dunk off in the final minutes of the game. The dunk show of Team USA started off with Jason Tatum dropping a big windmill jam. Brown joined in on the fun with a couple of Dunk Contest worthy jams. John Collins closed the dunk off with a high-rising alley-oop slam.
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