Ben Simmons nearly scores triple-double as Team World dominate Team USA

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Throughout the season, Philadelphia has been seen as one of the young teams on the rise in the Eastern Conference, but Friday's game with three of their star players was the ideal example of why there's so much excitement surrounding this team moving forward.

The Aussie did his best to make up for not being in Monday's marquee event, tallying 11 points, 13 assists and six rebounds as the World Team triumphed 155-124 against Team USA.

Through 44 games, Embiid is averaging 43.1 FanDuel points across 31.4 minutes per game this season.

Buddy Hield top scored for the World Team with 29 points (12/22 shooting), while Jamal Murray (21 points, seven assists, six rebounds) also played well.

U.S. and Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown had 35 points to lead all scorers while LA Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma added 20.

The Sixers may still have a long way to go when it comes to being at the necessary level to compete for a championship, but the Rising Stars Challenge showed once again why there's so much potential surrounding this team when looking at the talent Brown is fortunate enough to work with.

Quavo, a member of hip hop group Migos, was named MVP of the celebrity game after leading the Clippers to a 75-66 win against the Lakers. Is he nervous? "I'm not nervous", he said.

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"I'm not an individual type of guy so I watch team games", Simmons said.

To have so many good young players participate in an event of this magnitude on a national stage has to be a great sign of things to come in Philly. "Generally, commercial flights aren't created to accommodate someone my size - and I get it, there aren't many people that are 7-foot-2", he said.

He eventually hopes to move past the young stars game and play in the main all-star game on Sunday.

"He's talented. He's close to being an All-Star this year", Mitchell told reporters Friday.

"In terms of a rookie campaign, their first year in the NBA playing basketball that is, Donovan Mitchell, as far as I'm concerned, is sensational", Smith said recently on ESPN First Take.

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is nearly as famous for his playful grandstanding as his considerable skills on the basketball court. "My goal is to get to the playoffs", Simmons said when asked about the rookie award.

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