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2023 NBA All-Star: Team Pau wins Rising Stars tournament on Jose Alvarado 3-pointer

The 2023 NBA All-Star weekend began with the Rising Stars competition. First- and second-year NBA players and G League players participated in a three-game mini-tournament. Four teams competed in two games, with the winners of those games playing a third game for the Rising Stars title. Team Pau beat Team Deron, 40-25, in the first game, while Team Joakim beat Team Jason, 40-32, in the second. In the final, Team Pau beat Team Joakim, 25-20, on a game-winning 3-pointer from New Orleans Pelicans second-year guard Jose Alvarado, who also won the Rising Stars MVP.

How the Rising Stars competition played out

Rising Stars Teams

Team Pau

  • Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic

  • Bennedict Mathurin, Indiana Pacers

  • Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons

  • Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors

  • Jose Alvarado, New Orleans Pelicans

  • Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings

  • Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers

Team Deron

  • Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic

  • Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets

  • Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans

  • A.J. Griffin, Atlanta Hawks

  • Bones Hyland, Los Angeles Clippers

  • Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz

  • Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls

Team Joakim

  • Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Jalen Williams, Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Jeremy Sochan, San Antonio Spurs

  • Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks

  • Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets

  • Tari Eason, Houston Rockets

Team Jason

  • Sidy Cissoko, G League Ignite

  • Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite

  • Mojave King, G League Ignite

  • Kenneth Lofton Jr., Memphis Hustle

  • Mac McClung, Delaware Blue Coats/Philadelphia 76ers (two-way contract)

  • Leonard Miller, G League Ignite

  • Scotty Pippen Jr., South Bay Lakers