Best moments from Friday of NBA All-Star Weekend

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Talented guards Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith, Jr., along with Taurean Prince of the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics' standout rookie, Jayson Tatum are also among the featured players suiting up for U.S. Team this year.

The MVP of the Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge walked out of a side door in the bowels of the Staples Center on Friday night and strolled to the dais, light shimmering off his glass trophy.

Williams will be among eight players in the two-round, timed shooting competition. They came for local favorites Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The trade left Friday's Rising Stars Challenge as the only All-Star Weekend event with Laker participation.

Team World beat Team USA 155-124 in a game that was a contest for about three-and-a-half minutes, but there was no shortage of entertainment.

Markkanen, the first Finnish player to play in the Rising Stars Challenge let alone participate in NBA All-Star weekend, came off the bench and the first touch he got resulted in a baseline 3-pointer.

Canadian men prevail in Olympic hockey tourney opener
Despite outshooting Canada by an nearly 2-1 margin (45-23), US could not find that game-breaker on Wednesday night. Slovakia pulled off an upset of its own in the first game, stunning tournament favorite OAR 3-2.

The 6-foot-6-inch Bogdanovic was drafted in the first round of the 2014 draft by the Phoenix Suns, the 27th overall selection.

While Team USA did everything to make the highlight reel with their fancy dunks, Team World played the numbers game and outplayed them from beyond the arc. He was the MVP of this game a year ago, scoring 36 points and dishing out 11 dimes.

In a game with four lead changes and two ties, Team World led 40-32 at the end of the first quarter, 78-59 at halftime and 118-88 after three quarters. Jaylen Brown led the way for Team USA with 16 points at the half.

"I wish one day, me and Buddy can be out there", he said, via Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. "Unfortunately, our shots didn't fall".

Canada's Jamal Murray, who plays for Denver Nuggets, delivered 21 points and seven assists and Croatian Dario Saric added 18 and made four-of-seven three-pointers. The Sacramento Kings star finished with a team-high 29 points in the win.

Rachel DeMita, an National Basketball Association 2K host who played for Old Dominion, led Team Lakers with 17 and former National Basketball Association point guard Nate Robinson added 14. Team Clippers was led by Katie Nolan. Paul Pierce had 4 points on 2/3 shooting and 1 rebound.



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