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All-Star Weekend Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets Rising Stars Edition

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Wellcome to All-Star Weekend 2019, where, believe it or not, your Brooklyn Nets are going to be pretty busy this weekend. Starting with Friday night’s Rising Stars Game.

WHEN: Friday, February 15th at 9 p.m.

WHERE: TNT

WHO: Jarrett Allen and Rodions Kurucs!

THE STORY

Jarrett Allen and Rodions Kurucs will face off in this game featuring first- and second-year NBA players. Allen moved into Brooklyn’s starting lineup midway through his rookie season, and the second-year center has started all 57 games he’s played this season, elevating his points per game (11.2) and rebounds per game (8.6). He’s 11th in the NBA in field goal percentage (57.2) and 12th in blocks per game. Kurucs, selected 40th overall in last June’s draft, has started 29 games for the Nets, averaging 8.8 points and 3.6 rebounds.

Allen will play for Team U.S., while Latvia’s Kurucs will play for Team World.

Who are you rooting for?