New York | The Team USA, selection of the best NBA players americans first-and second-year, has won widely 151-131 Friday on Team World, made up of foreign players, as the curtain rises on the weekend, which will be completed on the All-Star Game, Sunday, in Chicago.
Team World led yet again to a twelve-point half of the third quarter, led in particular by a good R. J. Barrett (Knicks), author of 27 points in total on the game (top scorer).
But Team USA has then accelerated, led, among others, by the end of the second year of the Charlotte Hornets, Miles Bridges, who has scored twenty points in total during the NBA Rising Stars, the name of the game.
The best scorer of the american team has been the small inside rookie (first year) of the Golden State Warriors, Eric Paschall, who scored 23 points.
Of the two sides, the coaches had taken care to save the players and spread carefully to the game time. No player has spent more than 23 minutes on the pitch on Friday.
As often, the game will have seen an avalanche of dunks, more than 40 in total, including one of the rookie’s Zion Williamson (129 kg), in the first half, which has twisted the circle by clinging to it.
Highly anticipated, the player of the New Orleans Pelicans only spent 19 minutes on the floor (14 points), made after having played 31 the day before against Oklahoma City.
Miles Bridges was not in rest, including a dunk after bouncing on the plate or a mill at the end of the counter-attack.
The weekend of the All-Star Game continues Saturday with the contest, velocity (Skills Challenge), of three-point shots and dunks before the game main, Sunday evening.