Kenneth Faried, Kyrie Irving shine in Rising Stars Challenge.
Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets broke a NBA Rising Stars Challenge scoring record by scoring 40 points for Team Chuck in a 163-135 win over Team Shaq Friday.
Houston Rockets second-year player Chandler Parsons closed the game with a dunk for Team Shaq. Parsons scored 13 points.
Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who will also play in Sunday's All-Star Game, led Team Shaq with 32 points. Irving had several ball-handling highlights, including a cross-over and jumper in the fourth quarter that spun defender Brandon Knight into the ground.
Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and Tristan Thompson of the Cavaliers each had 20 points, and Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points for Team Chuck.
A third Cav to play in the game, Dion Waiters, scored 23 points, and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, this year's leading candidate for the Rookie of the Year award, scored 18 points.