Philadelphia 76ers second-year player Evan Turner helped Team Chuck defeat Team Shaq by a score of 146-133 in Friday night's BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Turner had a double-double, scoring 16 points and bringing down a game-high 11 rebounds. He also had seven assists on the game. However, his 16-point performance was slightly overshadowed by Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving's 34-point performance for Team Chuck, as Irving was a perfect eight-for-eight from three-point rangle.
CSNPhilly.com's Dei Lynam was able to catch up with Turner after the game where he said that it would have been cool to have the tripple double which he was just three assists short of.
"It would have been cool," Turner said. "It would have been a great thing, but we got the win. I don't know if you know results from past Rising Star games, but you get to enjoy yourself in the off-season is what you get. It was cool and I am glad I got to play."
This was the second highlight of Turner's day as he set a new world record before the game started by making the most shots from behind the backboard in a minute with 14. This was also just the second of many events spread throughout the NBA's All-Star Weekend. There is still a three-point shooting contest, a slam dunk contest and the actual all-star game to be played over the next two days.