- Rookie Damian Lillard won the Skills Competition. The Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague was present for the competition but didn't stick around long enough to have a shot at the trophy. Lillard defeated Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers in the final round.
- Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) shot the lights out of the building, scoring a 23 in the final round, as he quickly became one of headliners of the weekend. Irving defeated San Antonio's Matt Bonner, who hit a nice 20 points in the final round himself. Stephen Curry (our favorite) shot for 17 points in the first round, but it was not enough to get him to advance.
- The Toronto Raptors' Terrence Ross won the Slam Dunk Competition with out using any props. He defeated Utah's Jeremy Evans, who had a nice spread of dunks, as he got a little help from "The Ghost of Vince Carter" for the trophy. James White and Gerald Green started off nice but were not enough to advance.
- Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets was the Most Valuable Player in the Rising Stars Game, as he scored 40 points and 10 rebounds, to help Team Chuck get the 163-135 victory over Team Shaq. Kyrie Irving also had a great game as he schooled Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight on his way to 32 points in the loss for Team Shaq.
- Chris Paul took the game over late for the West, his 20 points and 15 assists helped his team defeat the East by a score of 143-138. CP3 walked away with MVP honors over the likes of Kevin Durant, who scored 30 points, also of the West. Carmelo Anthony led the East in scoring with 26 points and 12 rebounds; Dwyane Wade scored 21 points with seven assists also for the East.
A Recap of NBA All Star Weekend in HoustonFebruary 18th, 2013 at 1:44 AM
By Gordon Robinson
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