Two New York Knicks players, second-year players Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields, were on the court for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night, and they were even on the same team, Team Shaq. However, their combined performances were not enough to stop the game's MVP, Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving, who scored 34 points, was a perfect eight for eight from three-point range, and led Team Chuck to a 146-133 victory in the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. as part of the NBA's All-Star Weekend.
Lin received the loudest cheers and had an impressive alley-oop to the game's other biggest star, Blake Griffin, but was held to only two points on the night. Fields had a much better game, scoring 16 points for Team Shaq. New Jersey Nets rookie MarShon Brooks also played in the game for Team Chuck. His biggest highlight was an unbelievably terrible failed dunk attempt.
This was just one of two events on the first night of the NBA's All-Star Weekend. There is still a three-point shooting contest, a dunk contest and the actual all-star game itself to watch.
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