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Bogdan Bogdanovic named MVP as Team World beats Team USA 155 to 124

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Bogdan Bogdanovic and Buddy Hield carried their team to victory

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NBA All-Star Friday night was a treat for Kings fans as three Sacramento Kings faced off in an exhibition between some of the best and brightest of the NBA’s young stars. Bogdan Bogdanovic caught fire from long range, making 7 of 13 threes en route to 26 points and 6 assists. Many of those threes were from well beyond the three point arc, and the performance was enough to win Bogdanovic MVP honors.

There’s an argument to be made that Buddy Hield should have been co-MVPs with Bogdan, as Buddy scored a team-high 29 points for team world and showcased some nice dribbling moves too that might come in handy for tomorrow night’s Skills Competition.

De’Aaron Fox scored just 4 points for Team USA but did have a nice dunk in the first half of the game.

The talent on showcase tonight was really fun to watch from both teams, and it’s a good sign for the future of the NBA and hopefully, for the Sacramento Kings.