Former Duke Blue Devil Kyrie Irving once again had a successful NBA All-Star Weekend.
In Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge, Irving scored 32 points, hauled in six rebounds and dished out six assists as a member of Team Chuck (along with three of his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates). He was 14-of-20 from the field and 4-for-8 from three point land. Somehow, he did not win another MVP award, but his team did lose. Click HERE to see video of some of his moves.
On Saturday, Irving won the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. He considered himself to be the long-shot in the event because he is a better off-the-dribble shooter. However, he beat the best three-point shooters in the game.
Irving out-lasted Golden State’s Stephen Curry, New Orleans’ Ryan Anderson, and New York’s Steve Novak in the first round. He then beat San Antonio’s Matt Bonner in the final round. He made seven in a row to start the final round and only missed five shots total (out of 25). Click HERE to watch his final round.
In Sunday’s big event, the actual game, Irving came off the bench to score 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting. He made 3-of-6 three pointers, dished out four assists, and hauled in three rebounds. All of that came in 24:46 minutes.
Also in the game, the Chicago Bulls Luol Deng scored ten points on 4-of-10 shooting over 17 minutes. He also hauled in two rebounds.