“With all the talent on the floor, guys played hard this wasn’t like a normal All-Star game where nobody plays any defense.”
The new Rising Stars format divided 24 players in their first two years in the league into four teams, with those four teams going into a tournament bracket. The big change was the Elam ending, which has teams trying to reach a point total rather than playing out a time limit.
When Team Isiah got within 10 points of closing it out in the opening game, both teams got serious on defense.
Then Suggs tried the same thing: With Team Worthy at 48 and Desmond Bane about to end it, Suggs fouled Bane.