Unlikely Hero Leads World Team Past US Team on All-Star Friday Night
It was a good old fashioned shootout on Friday night.
Led by unlikely hero, Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Sacramento Kings, the World Team blew out the US by a score of 155-126. The game’s oldest player recorded 26-points, while hitting seven of his team’s 23-three-pointers. Bogdanovic would come away with the MVP honours.
All-Star Joel Embiid, easily the best player on the floor, only spent nine-minutes off the bench, resting up for Sunday night, but his teammates made up for it as Ben Simmons recorded a double-double, while Dario Saric dropped 18-points of his own.
Canadian Jamal Murray recorded 21-points, while fellow Canuck Dillon Brooks hit 11-points.
The American team was spearheaded by Jaylen Brown who led all scorers with 35-points. Kyle Kuzma added 20-points of his own, while Jayson Tatum dropped 15-points.
It was a night of little defence, entertainment, and some high-flying dunks, but most importantly a perfect start to what will be an exciting weekend!