Found February 16, 2013 on
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Friday night kicked off the All-Star Weekend in Houston with the Rising Stars Challenge and the celebrity game. The celebrity game was pretty boring in my opinion, but the Rising Stars Challenge had a few highlights. Check out the alley-oop from Ricky Rubio off the glass to Kenneth Faried. Not quite a dunk, but still a pretty play.
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