Young NBA stars, including champion squad from head coach Rick Barry, put on a show Friday night in a new tournament-style setting to challenge Cleveland’s Rising Stars.
Kid Cunningham#1 in 2021 and a star of the Detroit Pistons, led Barry to the Rising Star title and earned the highest honors for the players.
The four teams were coached by Hall of Famers Gary Payton, Isiah Thomas, James Worthy and Barry. Cunningham and Tim Barry, who beat Team Payton in the semi-finals, outmaneuvered Team Ischia 25-20 in the final round.
Four top players who play in the G League Ignite — Jaden Hardy, Dyson Daniels, Scoot Henderson and MarJon Beauchamp — join 12 players from each of the 2020 and 2021 NBA classes in a 28-player squad for the annual league. Presentation of the stars of tomorrow.
Instead of two teams playing a traditional game, there were four teams of seven players, with the winners of two semi-final matches down to 50 points playing the championship game that went to 25 points, a reference to the league’s celebration of its 75th anniversary. season.
We ranked all 28 players performing on the national stage at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland in the NBA All-Star Weekend. Take a look at the report card:
Team Barry (beat Team Isiah in the final, 25-20)
Kid CunninghamDetroit Pistons
Man of the Match, Cunningham led Barry’s team on two points (18) and assists (9). He was responsible for the last 4 points of the match, scored 3 to give his team a 24-20 lead and then set up Franz Wagner It should spoil over the edge. Wagner made the winning free throw.
Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite
The 18-year-old Daniels impressed with a more experienced opposition, playing important minutes for the champions of the rising stars. He defeated 3 in the final and made the free throw that gave Barry’s team the lead forever. Daniels was able on the defensive end, stopping Precious Ichiwa 1-on-1 and out with a skew during the transition to prevent the basket.
Evan MobleyCleveland Cavaliers
The hometown champion led all players by scoring 11 rebounds in the two matches, six of them at the end of the attack. Turn two of those into a dip, one of the tipping variety. Mobley also tied for the team’s high honors with 18 points on 8 of 16 shots, overtaking 3 points, hitting him Desmond Ben in paint.
Isaac OkoroCleveland Cavaliers
The other representative of the winning team from the Cavaliers wasn’t a huge factor in the final, going aimless while providing a pair of assists. He had six points in his team’s semi-final win, although turning in when Okoro stomped on the sideline could have been costly.
Alperin Sengon: B, Houston Rockets
After a big game (19 points, 14 rebounds) on Wednesday night, Sengun was a steady presence on the bench at the Rising Stars, finishing with seven points, four plates and two blocks. refused Highland bones Try dipping and making an important 3 pointer from the top of the key in the final.
Jason TateHouston Rockets
Tate played his hardest in what was nominally a fairground, sending his team to the finals by driving for the winning layup after scoring a dip in the previous hit to take the lead. Tate also hit key offensive rebounds and reached the free-throw line in the semi-finals and had one goal to give Isiah’s 20-18 advantage in the final. However, perhaps his most popular sequence featured Bones Hyland one-on-one when Hyland thought he had a mismatch. (Highland He must not have a periodic permit.)
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Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic
Isiah’s winning point came from an unexpected source, as Wagner scored six total points in both games and wasn’t a major factor in either finish. His only other contribution to chest points was a single pass. However, Wagner is credited with making a stress-free throw when the game is on the line.
Ischia (lost to Bari in the final, 25-20)
Precious IchiwaToronto Raptors
Degree: b +
After an uneven first game in which he missed all of his three-pointer attempts, Ochewa defeated a pair of triples in the final and scored 12 of Ischia’s 20 points. This included a shot to tie the match at 20 while being fouled, although Achiwa was unable to convert the three-point play. Then he pushed his luck away, taking 3 in the corner while ignoring the opening Desmond Ben on the wing. The shot was an air ball.
Desmond Bean and Memphis Grizzlies
Two Bane free throws sent Isiah’s team to the final. This was the highlight of his night, as Banny missed nine of his 13 shot attempts between the two matches. He was a little daring to try a pair of Logo 3 in the semifinals.
be honest with youDetroit Pistons
MVP won the Isiah semifinals, Bey scored the team’s highest with 16 points and made seven of eight shot attempts, his only move coming in at 3. -48, then blocking Galen Green At the other end to keep score. Bey was not very impressive in the final, scoring 5 points in a 2 out of 6.
Anthony EdwardsMinnesota Timberwolves
The #1 pick for the Rising Stars draft, Edwards saw his playing time limited. After scoring 4 points on a 2-of-3 shot in the semi-finals, including a great spin to get to the edge for a layup, Edwards was the only player on either side who didn’t see action in the final – certainly not a coach’s decision.
Therese HalliburtonIndiana Pacers
With so much talent around him, Halliburton served as the first passing goalkeeper, providing 11 assists and scoring two points. His best finds included a setting for a bay dunk and a hidden alley Isaiah Stewart. Halliburton also made some key plays in defense, and the Fouls Galen Suggs To prevent him from coming off the winning layup at the end of the semi-finals.
Jaden Hardy, G League Ignite
The G League Ignite representative from Isiah’s team tried to do a lot by looking at the talent around him. He turned the ball on his first touch in both games, the first after a long struggle to control his dribbling. Hardy also missed four of his five shooting attempts, although his only attempt was a good throw-in drive.
Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons
As a starting man for Team Isia, Stewart earned 10 points and six rebounds in a 5-of-7 semi-final shot. Playing alongside Achiuwa a lot of Finals, Stewart’s contributions were more limited. He did not score, although he added four more boards.
Team Payton (lost to Barry in the semi-finals, 50-48)
lamillo ballCharlotte Hornets
A relatively calm night saw the ball score eight points and one assist. He has been heavily involved in the game on the line, the setting Jaden McDaniels For 3 for his individual assist and rebound to give Payton a 47-46 lead. Sadly, his attempt to finish the game with a number 3 picked up nothing but air.
Scotty BarnesToronto Raptors
Barnes attempted a left-hand show on Friday, hitting a half hook but wasted another attempt by his hand. He followed one of his mistakes with notice and took on the defense of his larger opponents as part of Payton’s smaller squad.
Ayo DosunmoChicago Bulls
As Dosunmu’s calling card is defense, even the most competitive version of Rising Stars wasn’t his best offer. Dosunmo was strong, scoring five points and making assists.
Scott Henderson, G League Ignite
The Team Payton’s G League representative has been busy during his short playing time, as he begins by making a treasure haul on his second possession. Henderson struggled to capture an offensive rebound and made a steal in the backcourt, although he missed the subsequent layup.
Highland bonesDenver Nuggets
Hyland does not lack confidence, and was just and aggressive, scoring 10 points on a 4 out of 10 shot. This was highlighted by his batting Evan Mobley To throw the ball with upfake and blowing Alperin Sengon In isolation from throwing the ball back. Hyland missed 3 lags he could have won for his team.
Jonathan KumingaGolden State Warriors
Late substitute for the injured Chris Duarte (Indiana Pacers), Kominga missed three of his four shot attempts in a relatively short appearance off the bench.
Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
Improbably, McDaniels scored more points (12) in one game than 50 of his 41 appearances for the Timberwolves this season. The McDaniels were a hot 3, made a pair, and put on a great Eurostep performance to score one-on-one with Mobley in the transition.
Jalen Suggs throws the ball off the backboard to his Magic Cole teammate Anthony for a one-handed dunk.
Team Worthy (lost to Team Ischia in the semi-finals, 50-49)
Cole AnthonyOrlando Magic
Anthony made a memorable highlight when he unleashed a sinister crossover against Isaiah Stewart, but he wasn’t able to turn his skill into a score. Less impressive: Anthony Ayre’s bowling 3-pointers early, one of four mistakes in many attempts from downtown.
Margon Beauchamp, G League Ignite
At first, Beauchamp looked too much against the NBA rival, turning the ball around and missing a shot during his first three possessions. Beauchamp then settled down and found his turn, cutting a two-handed immersion and ending an alley of Anthony.
Josh GediOklahoma City Thunder
Degree: b +
The Jedi only tried two shots, and made one, showing off his versatile skill as a guitarist and arranger instead. Jedi’s nine rebounds were high in the game and his seven assists were the most in a deserving team – most notably the offensive rebound that kicked him into Galen Green for 3.
Galen Green, Houston Rockets
Green was the biggest reason Team Worthy got a chance to win, scoring 20 points in an 8-of-13 shootout. Sticking to the Rockets’ typical rules of play, Green dunked either (including a windmill transition) after looking down on teammate Cole Anthony) or shoot 3s – was highlighted by a step back to give his team a 43-41 lead.
Herbert JonesNew Orleans Pelicans
Jones’ old game doesn’t really fit the Rising Stars format, and he barely scored in the box as a spare. Jones made his only shot attempt, which is 3.
Therese MaxiPhiladelphia 76ers,
It was an exceptionally quiet night for Maxi, the only player on either team not to score in their match. Maxi didn’t help his chances of picking his shot, including a daring 3rd step back from the corner. Maxi scored two rebounds and one assist.
Galen SuggsOrlando Magic
Good night for Suggs went bad when he missed a free throw that would have won the Team Worthy match. Prior to that, Suggs was a big reason his team was up front, taking a 3rd step back to tie the match at 46 (one of his three-pointers on the night) and then coming off the backboard of Magic teammate Anthony’s alley oop to give Team Worthy the lead. Suggs also had a pair of signature dives, the 360 where they hung on the rim and a one-handed hammer while on the go. He finished with 16 points in 6 out of 8.
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