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Recap: Booker, Chriss, Team USA get whupped by Team World

In the annual BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Team USA was no match for Team World’s Jokic, Murray and Porzingis

NBA: Rising Stars Challenge-U.S. vs World Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Two of your favorite NBA players participated in a pickup game last night and... well... got their butts whooped by some international dudes.

Devin Booker scored just 17 points on a million shots, and Marquese Chriss played the same role in the pickup game that he plays for the Suns - the starting PF who lets everyone else get more shots while he just enjoys being there making one three and one dunk.

The best American player, on the box score anyway, was a hot-shooting Frank Kaminsky, who made 9 threes on the way to 33 points.

That’s how the game went.

Meanwhile, the furreners kicked some butt, just like Nikola Jokic said they would. Jokic nearly posted a triple double (12/11/8) while his teammate Jamal Murray scored a team-high 36 points that included 9 three-pointers of his own plus 11 assists, and Kristaps Porzingis had 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Here’s the highlights for those you who missed the game. The first thing you should notice is that every player is going at 50% speed, and not a single player showed any effort on defense.

Here’s the full box score if you need it.

Next Up

The Suns continue to participate in the lead-up festivities to the big event.

Today, Devin Booker not only participates in the Skills Challenge, he also will show his ping-pong skills in the Talent Show they somehow keep doing every year for no good reason.

And then tonight, Airplane Mode Derrick Jones Jr. takes off for the Slam Dunk Challenge.

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