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LaVine has 30, wins MVP in Rising Stars

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TORONTO (AP) Zach LaVine had 30 points and seven rebounds and the United States team beat the World team 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night to kick off the NBA's All-Star weekend.

In the game featuring some of the best rookies and sophomores in the league, LaVine geared up to defend his slam dunk title on Saturday night by making 13 of 20 shots to beat Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Andrew Wiggins. LaVine was selected the game MVP.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points, and Emmanuel Mudiay had 30 points and 10 assists for the World team. Wiggins scored 29 points while playing in front of his hometown fans.

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Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 A. Drummond, Det14.9
2 D. Jordan, LAC14.0
3 D. Howard, Hou12.0
4 D. Cousins, Sac11.1
5 H. Whiteside, Mia11.0
6 P. Gasol, Chi10.9
7 Z. Pachulia, Dal10.7
8 K. Love, Cle10.3
9 K. Towns, Min10.1
10 J. Randle, LAL10.0
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 H. Whiteside, Mia3.89
2 D. Jordan, LAC2.27
3 A. Davis, NO2.23
4 S. Ibaka, OKC2.19
5 P. Gasol, Chi1.98
6 J. Henson, Mil1.98
7 K. Porzingis, NY1.94
8 B. Lopez, Bkn1.81
8 K. Towns, Min1.81
10 A. Bogut, GS1.71
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