Gasol and Team Pau win Jordan Rising Stars in new format

2023-02-18T09:27:36+00:00 2023-02-18T17:58:38+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

18/Feb/23 09:27

Pau Gasol and his team won the first trophy of the 2023 All-Star Weekend.

By Eurohoops team/

It seems that Pau Gasol has carried the huge winning gene he had as a player to his work as a coach.

Team Pau, coached by the Spanish giant, beat Team Joakim (coached by former NBA enter Joakim Noah) 25-20 to win the Jordan Rising Stars championship in the opening festivities of the 2023 All-Star weekend.

“2-0 record as a coach by the way,” Pau Gasol tweeted after the game.

Jose Alvarado drained the 3-pointer that “locked” the win for Team Pau with 10 seconds remaining. The New Orleans Pelicans sophomore guard won Rising Stars MVP.

Alvarado had 13 points in the 40-25 semifinal win of Team Pau over Team Deron (Williams). Team Joakim had beaten Team Jason (Terry) 40-32 to advance to the title game.

Paolo Banchero had nine points in the semifinal and four in the final.