World Team has game and Bogdan is the MVP

2018-02-17T05:03:59+00:00 2018-02-17T05:40:33+00:00.

Aris Barkas

17/Feb/18 05:03

The glamour was purely NBA-like, but in the end a EuroLeague champ was the MVP. Bogdan Bogdanovic led Team World to the win in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Reporting from LA: Nikos Varlas/

The Serb guard won the MVP award, scoring 26 points on the way to an easy 155-124 over Team USA. The rookie of the Sacramento Kings couldn’t be denied, while Croatian Dario Saric of the Sixers added 18 points for the winning side.

“At the beginning I was not aggressive enough, but coach and other players told me ‘you’ve got to shoot it, you’re a shooter”, said Bogdanovic after the game.

Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis proved again that he has matured with 13 points and 11 rebounds, beind as efficient as he usually is with the Pacers, Finn Lauri Markkanen of the Bulls scored 15 points with ease and French guard Frank Ntilikina of the Knicks added six points and five assists.

Jaylen Brown with 35 points and 10 rebounds tried his best for Team USA but it was not enough.

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