Rising Stars Challenge down, Slam Dunk Contest to go.
Less than a week after nearly collecting his first NBA triple-double, Giannis Antetokounmpo was back doing his all-around thing in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at
Madison Square Garden Barclays Center on Friday night. While Jazz big man Rudy Gobert was the World squad's best player (18 points, 12 rebs) and high-scorer Andrew Wiggins (22 points) took home MVP honors, Giannis did a little bit of everything in piling up 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in the World team's 121-112 win.
If you missed it (or want to watch it again), you can check out all the Giannis-related highlights and Twitter reaction below:
Pregame Selfie!! #NBAAllStarNYC pic.twitter.com/XcY4nPIhyn— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 14, 2015
Giannis Antetokounmpo's shoes match his jersey. #NBAAllStarNYC pic.twitter.com/sEkpDCmRdK— SI NBA (@si_nba) February 14, 2015
That's a wrap from the #BBVACompassRisingStars Game with @G_ante34. See you tomorrow night!! https://t.co/2Q3MfmZpo2— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February 14, 2015
Giannis and Brandon Knight return to action tonight as part of All-Star Saturday night festivities, which tip off at 7:30 central time on TNT. First up will be the Shooting Stars event, followed by Knight's turn in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. Then come the two showcase events: The loaded Three Point Shootout, followed by Giannis taking on Zach LaVine, Victor Oladipo and Mason Plumlee in the Slam Dunk Contest to close out the night.