Cade Cunningham MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge

To revive interest in the Rising Stars Challenge, the NBA has decided to completely renew the format. From now on, the rookies and the sophomores were divided into 4 teams of 7 players within a mini-tournament. A formula that ultimately made the Team happy Rick Barry conducted by Cade Cunningham !

In the first semi-final, where it was necessary to reach 50 points to validate its ticket for the final, the Team Isiah Thomas got the better of the team James Worthy (50-49). As always in this event, no defense was to be expected. And Saddiq Bey (16 points) stood out.

The two teams mainly tried to put on a show, sometimes with a tendency to do anything offensively. At this little game, despite a nice comeback thanks to Jalen Green (20 points), Team Worthy, with a miss of Jalen Suggs (16 points) for the victory, will finally bow. This is Desmond Bane (10 points) who qualified his team on the free throw line.

In the second semi-final, Team Barry then dominated Team Gary Payton (50-48). An opposition quickly more interesting to follow. Yes Jaden McDaniels (12 points) and Bones Hyland (10 points) seem on track to qualify their team. Another duo will answer…

These are two of the best players in the rookie cohort: Cunningham (13 points) and Evan Mobley (13 marks)! With a big 10-0, they will take control of the match with finally a qualification acquired thanks to Jae’Sean Tate !

Cade Cunningham MVP

In the final, the first team simply needs to reach 25 points. Despite a better start in the wake of Precious Achiuwa (12 points), the Team isiah never manages to really come off the score.

As in the semi-finals, the duo Cunningham (5 points) – Mobley (5 points) remains efficient to keep Team Barry in the game. And finally, the management of the Detroit Pistons point guard will make the difference in the last moments.

More just, he will thus lead his team to victory (25-20). By also offering the title of MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge.

“It was great fun. Great teammates, great coaches, great atmosphere. I had a great time, that’s for sure,” said the Pistons prodigy.

During this evening, Tyrese Haliburton and Desmond Bane also won the Clutch Challenge. This was a new challenge with the goal of recreating 5 legendary shots from NBA history. A contest won against jade hardy and Michael Foster Jr., Scottie Barnes and Tyrese Maxeythen Josh Giddey and Mobley.

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