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Lakers' Russell, Clarkson play like stars on rise in Rising Stars Challenge

Lakers' Russell, Clarkson play like stars on rise in Rising Stars Challenge

D'Angelo Russell would prefer his subsequent All-Star weekends be centered around Sundays.

Playing in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night was great and everything, but the Lakers' rookie point guard sounded eager to move on to something more substantive.

"Top young guys doesn't really mean anything," Russell said. "The main event is where everybody wants to be, so I'm just trying to get to that point."

Russell and fellow Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson certainly looked like two of the NBA's top young players while helping the U.S. team hold off the World team, 157-154, at the Air Canada Centre.

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