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Jamal Murray named MVP of Rising Stars game

Jamal Murray stole the show in New Orleans tonight, taking home MVP honors in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Murray scored a game-high 36 points with nine three-pointers and 11 assists in the Team World win.

Other Wildcats statistics:

Karl-Anthony Towns: 24 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists
Devin Booker: 17 points, 6 assists
Trey Lyles: 9 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound

Murray had 20-to-1 odds to win the MVP award before the game and before he became the starĀ of Night 1 at All-Star Weekend.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for Jamal Murray named MVP of Rising Stars game



  1. playmorezeppelin
    11:12 pm February 17, 2017 Permalink

    Go cats



  2. Msmo
    11:35 pm February 17, 2017 Permalink

    If I calculated that right, 86 points for the Cats?!



  3. syrin
    12:33 am February 18, 2017 Permalink

    Well Colin Cowturd said these guys suck and were uncoachable so it must be true.



  4. Angelo
    12:51 am February 18, 2017 Permalink

    Wowzers!!!



  5. scwhite9
    8:42 am February 18, 2017 Permalink

    Congratulations, Jamal. I am not surprised at how well he performed. He was one of my favorite players – Mr. Personality.



  6. Bourbon
    9:27 am February 18, 2017 Permalink

    Clearly undervalued.



  7. mgodd1
    10:00 am February 18, 2017 Permalink

    I tried to watch this last night but as with all all star games the lack of defense was so apparent I turned it off. Someone would go to the rim and the defenders just backed up and invited a slam. So much a sham there was not wonder there was on one in attendance. Horrible display of basketball. Its what is wrong with the pro game all together.



    • damage_control
      12:33 pm February 18, 2017 Permalink

      Go watch soccer is you want to watch a low scoring game. If guys went all out on defense and somebody got injured in a meaningless exhibition game, it would be a lot worse situation than having your offended eyes change the channel.



    • UK Big Board Update
      2:05 pm February 18, 2017 Permalink

      If you think the All Star Games are the equivalent to regular season and especially post-season NBA games, well, I’ve got some stuff I’d like to sell you….



  8. damage_control
    12:31 pm February 18, 2017 Permalink

    Your move Mike Malone- keep giving Murray 19 mpg and Mudiay/Jameer the bulk of the minutes at your own peril.



  9. Luether
    2:58 pm February 18, 2017 Permalink

    When you’re hot, you’re hot…