Rookies beat Sophomores in offensive dominated game

MVP John Wall dished out 22 assists, a Rookie-Sophomore Game record.

John Wall played like a seasoned veteran, scoring 12 points and dishing a game-record 22 assists, and the Rookies beat the Sophomores 148-140 in an extremely high scoring affair. Former University of Kentucky teammate DeMarcus Cousins scored 33 points and added 14 rebounds. Blake Griffin scored 14 points despite leaving the game at one point due to an elbow to the face courtesy of San Antonio Spurs center DeJuan Blair. Wall earned MVP honors and his 22 dimes were five more than the previous record, set by Chris Paul. James Harden scored 30 points for the Sophomores, who lost the game for the second straight year. Blair had a strong game as well, putting up 28 points and 15 rebounds. Griffin is competing in Saturday’s Dunk Contest and Sunday’s All-Star Game as well. Tyreke Evans, last year’s MVP, sat out the game with a foot injury. In a game thoroughly dominated by dunks, especially alley-oops, a pass from Wall to Griffin for a reverse jam was the highlight of the game.

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