Team USA claim Rising Stars Challenge


Zach LaVine's 30 points guided Team USA to a 157-154 victory over Team World in the 2016 NBA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday.

The 20-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard also notched seven rebounds and four assists in the three-point victory.

Team USA held a nine-point lead after the first of two 20 minute halves, but Team World managed to make it a tight finish by out-scoring their opponents by six points in the second half.

LaVine was helped on the scoreboard by Jordan Clarkson (25 points), Devin Booker (23) and D'Angelo Russell (22).

Team World's Emmanuel Mudiay finished with a double-double of 30 points and 10 assists, while Kristaps Porzingis also finished with 30.

Another Timberwolves shooting guard, Andrew Wiggins, chipped in with 29 points for the losing side.