• 5 things to look for in Friday’s BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Feb 16, 2013
    We're getting closer and closer to tipoff of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend 2013, and the assembled media got a chance to chat with the players selected last week by "general managers" Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley during a Friday morning Q&A session. Kenneth Faried's looking to make his mark in the Rising Stars Challenge. Kenneth Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. HOUSTON Kenneth Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. For the second straight year, the rosters of both teams were a mix of rookie and second-year players and former stars Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley served as opposing general managers. Faried came out of the gate energetic and aggressive, scoring 19 points on 11 shots in the first half, and even occasionally trying hard on the defensive end a standard for the Denver Nuggets power forward, a rarity in contests like this, which even prompted Team Shaq coach David Fizdale to, as TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager noted, call a timeout to discuss how to combat Faried's defensive disruption.
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    • Faried's 40 earn MVP honors in Rising Stars tilt

      Kenneth Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.
    • Faried shines in Rising Stars game

      Kenneth Faried had 40 points and 10 rebounds and entertained the crowd at the end with a series of dunks, leading Team Chuck to a 163-135 victory over Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.
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    • Kenneth Faried wins BBVA Rising Stars MVP as Team Chuck rolls Team Shaq, 163-135

      HOUSTON - Kenneth Faried said on Friday afternoon that the best way for a high-motor, energy-and-rebounding big man like him to stand out in a typically guard-dominated exhibition like the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge is to "help lead his team to victory
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