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Team Chuck's Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers, (Credit: AP)

Team Chuck's Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers, left, celebrates with Isaiah Thomas against during the first half against Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

NBA Rising Stars Challenge

The future stars of the NBA took to the court Friday in the Rising Stars Challenge as a part of NBA All-Star Weekend. Team Chuck defeated Team Shaq, 163-135, as Kenneth Faried (40 points, 10 rebounds) was named MVP.

Team Shaq's Chandler Parsons (25), of the Houston
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Team Shaq's Chandler Parsons (25), of the Houston Rockets, dunks against Team Chuck during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Chuck's Bradley Beal (3), of the Washington
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Team Chuck's Bradley Beal (3), of the Washington Wizards, dunks against Team Shaq during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Chuck's Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets
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Team Chuck's Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets dunks as Team Shaq's Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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Team Chuck's Kawhi Leonard, left, of the San
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Team Chuck's Kawhi Leonard, left, of the San Antonio Spurs, and Team Shaq's Tyler Zeller, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, go after a rebound during the second half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Chuck's Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio
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Team Chuck's Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs shoots against Team Shaq during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Chuck's Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio
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Team Chuck's Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs dunks against Team Shaq during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Shaq's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Bobcats
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Team Shaq's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Bobcats shoots against Team Chuck during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Chuck's Alexey Shved of Minnesota Timberwolves, from
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Team Chuck's Alexey Shved of Minnesota Timberwolves, from Russia, shoots against Team Shaq during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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Team Chuck's Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings
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Team Chuck's Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings passes the ball as Team Shaq's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Bobcats watches during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Chuck's Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers,
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Team Chuck's Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers, left, celebrates with Isaiah Thomas against during the first half against Team Shaq in the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Shaq's Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Bobcats
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Team Shaq's Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Bobcats passes the ball around Team Chuck's Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic, from Montenegro, during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Chuck's Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers
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Team Chuck's Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against Team Shaq during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Team Chuck's Kenneth Faried, of the Denver Nuggets,
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Team Chuck's Kenneth Faried, of the Denver Nuggets, dunks as Team Shaq's Chandler Parsons, of the Houston Rockets, looks on during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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Team Chuck's Tristan Thompson, of the Cleveland Cavaliers,
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Team Chuck's Tristan Thompson, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, dunks against Team Shaq during the first half of the Rising Stars Challenge basketball game. (Feb. 15, 2013)

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