Giannis Antetokounmpo came off the bench to help Team Hill complete a 142-136 victory over Team Webber. He finished with 9 points — making all three of his field goal attempts — as well as 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 swell block of a Tim Hardaway, Jr. jump shot. He got three of his points in the game’s final moments.
In no particular order, Giannis also:
— Got to try a taste of authentic New Orleans jambalaya for the first time.
— Made a halfcourt shot in a shooting competition during the Rising Stars practice.
— Got to meet Karl Malone, who gave the rookie some words of encouragement. “Keep working hard. You’ve got the skills and you can do it.” (Note: the link is a very rough translation from Greek).
— Broke apart a pair of latex gloves that were no match for his 25 cm. hands during an NBA Cares event.