NBA Rising Stars 2019 Game: Kyle Kuzma claims MVP among star performers

Lakers star Kyle Kuzma helped Team USA defeat Team World in the 2019 Rising Stars Game on Friday (Feb. 15). [Image via NBA/YouTube]
Lakers star Kyle Kuzma helped Team USA defeat Team World in the 2019 Rising Stars Game on Friday (Feb. 15). [Image via NBA/YouTube]

These five players had top performances during the annual NBA Rising Stars Game.

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Friday night's All-Star Weekend tipped off with a number of events including the 2019 Rising Stars Game. Team USA grabbed the 161-144 victory over Team World behind Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma. He was among one of the many stars on display in the latest game. Here's a look at five of the game's top performers.

1

Kyle Kuzma - Team USA

The young Lakers star claimed the MVP Award behind a star performance of the night. Kuzma scored a game-high 35 points to go with six rebounds and two assists.

2

Ben Simmons - Team World

Team World failed to get the win, but it was impressive to see Simmons compete in this game as he'll be involved in Sunday's All-Star Game too. Simmons finished with 28 points, six assists, and five rebounds for the night.

3

Jayson Tatum - Team USA

The Boston Celtics' star also stepped up for Team USA with his performance. Tatum finished with 30 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the victory.

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