NBA All-Star 2012: Kyrie Irving Can't Miss, Leads Team Chuck To 'Rising Stars' Win

Kyrie Irving went 8-8 from beyond the arc to lead Team Chuck to a victory in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend. Ricky Rubio and John Wall had the best highlights, though.

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Rising Stars Challenge 2012: Team Chuck Downs Team Shaq 146-133

While the Rising Stars Challenge didn't exactly resemble NBA basketball, it was a wildly entertaining event full of alley-oops, showtime dunks and minimal defense. Charles Barkley's team jumped out to an early lead in the game and never relinquished it, defeating Team Shaq 146-133.

Point guards featured prominently for both teams and were the stars of the show, with John Wall and Kyrie Irving leading Team Chuck. Ricky Rubio pulled off a few Pete Maravich-esque moves while going to the basket, but his biggest highlight was a dribble between the legs of DeMarcus Cousins before setting up Blake Griffin for an alley-oop.

Griffin had a number of massive dunks in the game and was almost matched on the other end by Paul George and Wall. Basically, the entire game was comprised of three-point shots and dunks with very little of anything else.

Irving led all scorers with 34 points, incredibly shooting 8-8 from behind the arc.

For coverage of the Rising Stars Challenge, keep checking this StoryStream. For all news and information regarding the NBA All-Star Game, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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