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Bridges named MVP as USA tops World in Rising Stars challenge

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Charlotte Hornets sophomore Miles Bridges scored 20 points and was named MVP Friday, leading Team USA to a 151-131 win over Team World at the NBA All-Star Weekend's Rising Stars Challenge.

Bridges missed last year's game as a rookie but shot 8-of-12 from the floor with five assists on Friday. He appeared to tweet out some motivation at halftime.

The 21-year-old's highlight of the night came late in the third quarter, when he fed himself off the backboard for a dunk.

Most of the fireworks from Team USA came from former South Carolina AAU teammates - and last summer's top two picks in the NBA draft - Zion Williamson and Ja Morant.

Williamson used garbage time to try and nail down a couple of ferocious dunks that didn't connect.

Williamson's college teammate RJ Barrett had a game-high 27 points for Team World.

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