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18 February, 2018, 06:57 | Author: John Swanson
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He was the MVP for a World team that thrashed the US team, 155-124, in a game that turned into an impromptu 3-point and dunk contest.

He will also be a part of the Skills Challenge tomorrow, along with Lauri Markkanen, Jamal Murray, and Buddy Hield. This year - while he didn't light up the scoreboard in the same way - he still had a good game as Team World cruised to a 155-124 victory.

The 6-foot-6-inch Bogdanovic was drafted in the first round of the 2014 draft by the Phoenix Suns, the 27th overall selection.

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Maybe in a few years, the Kings will have multiple players representing the franchise in the ACTUAL All-Star game? "Their frontcourt of Embiid, Markkanen, Saric, and Sabonis is monstrous compared to Team USA, which features just one player taller than 6'10" (John Collins). He was the MVP of this game a year ago, scoring 36 points and dishing out 11 dimes.

In a game with four lead changes and two ties, Team World led 40-32 at the end of the first quarter, 78-59 at halftime and 118-88 after three quarters.

"The whole thing was to come here and stay aggressive and get the win".

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The Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray made his second consecutive appearance for the World Team. Simmons missed out on selection to Sunday's All-Star game - he didn't secure enough of the fan vote, and was not voted in by coaches - but the Australian said he had moved on from being left out, adding he understood that it's tough to be selected as a rookie.

Mitchell is averaging 19.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals while shooting 35.4 percent on three-pointers.

NBA2KTV host, actress and model, Rachel DeMita led the way for Team Lakers with 17 points on 6/12 shooting and 2 rebounds. Afterwards, the night was capped off with the leagues youngest players, both domestic and global, who put on a show for fans in the U.S. versus World game. Team Clippers was led by Katie Nolan. But they got a surprise, too, symbolic of the league's evolution toward the three-pointer: An off-the-radar Serbian who got hot early and stayed hot, making seven of 13 three-point shots - including one that came from Stephen Curry range - for 26 points.

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