NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge 2023: Results, recap and event MVP won by Team Pau

he Rising Stars Challengea challenge between the best young players in the NBA and the G League, opened the great festivities of the NBA All-Star Weekend held in Salt Lake City, Utah. And the Team Paul was the winner, with Jose Alvarado chosen as the MVP.

Alvarado is the first player in New Orleans Pelicans history to win this award and also the first Latin American to achieve it.

In the first game of the night, The Pau team faced the Deron team in a matchup between two “captains” who shared the Western Conference team in the 2011 and 2012 All-Star Game.

Victory was on the side of those chosen by the Spaniards, who won 40-25 thanks to a tremendous closing game: everything had started fairly evenly, with a score of 13-12 for Gasol’s men, but a rumble led by José Alvarado led them to victory and a triple by Keegan Murray defined the match.

Earlier, Trey Murphy III gave a little demonstration of what he can do in Saturday’s Slam Dunk Contest.

come in Alvarado (13) e Paolo Banchero (9) added more than half of Team Pau’s points.

The second semi-final faced the Team Joakim with Team Jason and Noah’s beat Terry’s, also without much drama in the end. He was 40-32 for the Frenchwho quickly built a 12-point lead in the game and controlled it from there.

Quentin Grimes, of the New York Knicks, hit the game-defining basket. Grimes was the top scorer of the match, with 13 points. Evan Mobley He followed that up with eight goals.

before, Jeremy Sochan He left the big highlight of the match.

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Friday’s mini-tournament was defined against the final between Gasol’s and Noé’s. Everything started very evenly and the first important advantage of this shorter game (25 points) was obtained by Team Pau, from 14-9 with half of the points so far added by Bennedict Mathurin.

However, Team Joakim quickly rallied with a 3-pointer by Grimes to cut it to 14-13 and another that tied at 16.

Noah’s men went ahead with a Grimes shot, but Alvarado quickly tied and Barnes scored to make it 20-18 for Team Pau, before Banchero extended the gap to four points with two free throws.

He ended up getting the winning shot Jose Alvaradowith a triple converted into the first chance for the Pau team to win 25-20.

The score of the winners in the final was quite spread: 7 points from Mathurin, 6 from Barnes, 5 from Alvarado, 4 from Banchero and 3 from Jaden Ivey. Neither Andrew Nembhard nor Keegan Murray scored.

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NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge 2023 Results

semi finals

  • Team Pau 40 – Team Deron 25
  • Team Joakim 40 – Team Jason 32


  • Team Pau 25 – Team Joakim 20

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