Friday's (Saturday IST) Rising Stars Game put the curtains on Day 1 of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In a high-scoring 161-144 game , the Sacramento Kings were well represented by De'Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III, and Bogdan Bogdanovic.
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Given the combined tally of 305 points, almost every player that stepped on the floor scored in double figures and all of the Kings' players put up some great all-around numbers.
The team's 2017 No. 5 Draft pick De'Aaron Fox, a pretty strong Most Improved Player candidate this season, showed off his pickpocketing skills:
Although he only registered 2 points and 2 rebounds, Fox also dished out a game-high 16 assists ( 1 shy of the Rising Stars Game record ) in just 23 minutes of action:
Who needed a bucket?!@swipathefox dropped a game-high 16 dimes for Team 🇺🇸 ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/wcQGWNveAn- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) February 16, 2019
Rookie Marvin Bagley, who was picked No. 2 overall by the team in the 2018 Draft, finished with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals on 7-of-11 shooting in just 17 minutes of action:
🗣Get out of his way!@MB3FIVE was on a mission in his first Rising Stars Game 🎥 pic.twitter.com/qnarq9HRyr- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) February 16, 2019
Both Fox and Bagley were representing Team USA. On the other hand, the 2018 Rising Stars Game MVP Bogdan Bogdanovic donned the Team World jersey.
In 24 minutes on the court, Bogdanovic finished with 15 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds:
Reigning Rising Stars MVP @LeaderOfHorde didn't disappoint in his return! ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/bVl2fRBja7- Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) February 16, 2019
With this event wrapped up, the Kings and their fans can look forward to Saturday (Sunday IST) where Buddy Hield will represent the team in the 2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest.