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Drummond shines, wins MVP in Rising Stars Challenge

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Team Webber’s Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots against Team Hill’s Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons during the NBA Rising Star Challenge Basketball game in New Orleans on Saturday.

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NEW ORLEANS — Andre Drummond grabbed everything in sight, even that MVP trophy that came apart.
Drummond had 30 points and a Rising Stars Challenge-record 25 rebounds, leading Team Hill to a 142-136 victory over Team Webber on Friday night.
Coach Nate McMillan said general manager Grant Hill talked to his team before the game about performing like Denver’s Kenneth Faried, who had 40 points and 10 rebounds while winning MVP honors last year.
The message got through to Drummond, who grabbed 14 offensive rebounds.
“Drummond had in his mind that he was going to go out and play the ...


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