Pek has outscored Nerlens 14-10 so far and there's 3:17 left in 2nd qtr
Before game, Brett Brown says Pek outweights Nerlens by "325 pounds" That would Pek about 540 pounds. "Sounds about right," Pek said
"Nerlens is going to give up, what, 325 lbs to Pekovic?" Brown says they'll start of with base defense, but will have stuff in back pocket.
RIsing Stars US Team FG%s Burke 37.6% Carter-Williams 39.7% Caldwell-Pope 39.2% Noel 42.6% Oladipo 43% LaVine 41.6% Payton 41.6%
(which is not entirely true. Noel is, to be fair, a better perimeter defender than Embiid.)
No lie. Mbah a Moute scores 8, Noel doing a little bit of everything. Give them 20-pt lead. Where does Brett Brown put them? The bench
EEUU: Trey Burke Caldwell Pope M.C-Williams Zach LaVine Shabazz Muhammad Nerlens Noel Victor Oladipo Elfrid Payton Mason Plumlee Cody Zeller
Warriors assistant coach Alvin Gentry will be The United States coach for Noel and MCW for Rising Stars game.
Only three rookies on US Rising Stars roster: Noel, LaVine, Payton.
Rising Star US Team: Burke, Carter-Williams, Caldwell-Pope LaVine, Muhammad, Noel, Oladipo, Payton, Mason Plumlee, Cody Zeller
Rising Stars Challenge US Team: Burke, Caldwell-Pope, Carter-Williams, LaVine, Muhammad, Noel, Oladipo, Payton, Ma. Plumlee, C. Zeller
Rising Stars U.S. Team: Burke, Carter-Williams, Caldwell-Pope LaVine, Muhammad, Noel, Oladipo, Payton, Plumlee, Cody Zeller
US Roster for Rising Stars Challenge on 2/13: Burke, Carter-Williams, Caldwell-Pope LaVine, Muhammad, Noel, Oladipo, Payton, Plumlee, Zeller
Back to basketball, feel like what's getting lost in the shuffle of Noel's offensive struggles last night was just how great he played on D