It has officially begun theSalt Lake City all-star weekend. The first events were staged on the night, including the Jordan Rising Stars, this year with a new formula: a four-team mini-tournament whose coaches were Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Deron Williams and Jason Terry.
In the first two semifinals, which were played until one team reached 40 points, Team Pau and Team Joakim got the better of Team Deron and Team Jason, respectively. Showing off in the first two games were. Jose Alvarado for Team Pau and Quentin Grimes for Team Joakim, both with 13 points. In contrast, Paolo Banchero, a member of Gasol’s team, scored 9 points in nearly 12′ in the semifinals.
The two winning lineups then faced each other in the finals, and Team Pau triumphed 20-25. No one on the winning team went into double figures for points (on the other side, however, 14 of 20 team points again by Grimes). Banchero scored 4 points in 8′, but. Jose Alvarado was awarded as MVP., also by virtue of the semifinal. The Pelicans player scored five points in the finals, including the game-winning triple to reach the 25-point threshold.
JOSE ALVARADO CALLED GAME ‼️
TEAM PAU WINS. #JordanRisingStars pic.twitter.com/EqyNmSdlWT
– NBA (@NBA) February 18, 2023