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His Kings teammate, Buddy Hield, led the World Team with 29 points.

The build up to the main draw on Sunday began in right earnest on with a host of events on Friday including the much-looked-forward-to celebrity match, and one involving America's Rising Stars with those from the Rest of the World.

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

Lasry had big expectations to live up to following his very solid performance last year in New Orleans as his nine points played an integral part in his squad, Team East, crushing Team West 88-58 on the opening of last year's All-Star weekend. He finished off with a fantastic game before the All-Star break. "Let's see how it goes, and we can talk about televising it".

Team World attacked the rim and dominated from three-point range as the internationals kicked off the National Basketball Association 2018 All-Star Weekend festivities with a 155-124 victory over Team USA on Friday. I've had season tickets from different teams.

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Combine that with the all-around game of Giannis Antetokounmpo, while the inside will be occupied by Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns and Al Horford. Given the rosters for Team USA and Team World, however, there's plenty of talent on each and every reason to believe it would be hard to leapfrog players like Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma, Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons, Jamal Murray and Joel Embiid. The home crowd gets more of a chance to see their players, so resting at home would be more fitting. The victor of 2016's 3-point contest will also be competing in Klay Thompson of the Warriors. DeRozan has a combined 42 points in his three, with a high of 18 two years ago. But Wayne Ellington is perhaps the most least-known participant, but that should change after Saturday night. His team features five of the top 10 3-point shooters in the league and the consensus MVP-frontrunner James Harden.

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Not to be outdone, Armstrong showcased his vast array of knowledge of the NBA's best players by doing what he does best. Previous year in his ASG debut, he made all sorts of incredible plays, including dunking over Curry. "For some players, they just want to see [the game] being worth their time".