On Saturday, the NBA stars participated in the Team World vs. Team Africa game in Johannesburg. Among the players taking the court were Boston Celtics' star Jaylen Brown, as well as All-Star players Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets, DeMarcus Cousins of the Pelicans, and Kyle Lowry of the Raptors. Here's the latest game recap including the top stars from the two teams consisting of NBA players in Africa.

Top stars & stats

Both teams featured players from the National Basketball Association. Two of Team World's big men each finished with double-doubles as Andre Drummond had 14 points and 13 rebounds, while DeMarcus Cousins had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Leading all scorers was the Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown who shot 6-of-10 field goals for 15 points. The Knicks Kristaps Porzingis had 14 points while Kyle Lowry and Courtney Lee each had 13 points.

Lowry also led the team with five assists, while he and Cousins each recorded four steals.

Team Africa consisted of no NBA All-Stars, but players that are of African descent. Leading the way was Victor Oladipo, as the former Oklahoma City Thunder guard had 28 points on 11-for-25 shooting. Teammate Emmanuel Mudiay had 22 points while Dennis Schroder finished with 13 points including two three-pointers made.

Clint Cappela finished with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort.

Team World shot 44.8 percent for the game connecting on 43-of-96 shots while Team Africa hit at a rate of 42.7 percent. Neither team shot from downtown particularly well, as Team World connected on 27.5 percent of their three-pointers and Team Africa hit at a rate of 22.5 percent. The World team also outrebounded Team Africa 53-51 although the two teams combined for 33 turnovers in the exhibition. Team Africa's Luol Deng and Joel Embiid didn't participate in today's game due to injury.

NBA season on the way

Today's game gave fans in Johannesburg a look at some of the league's top players from around the world ahead of the 2017-18 NBA season. During the official telecast of the game on ESPN2, it was also mentioned that the NBA schedule will probably be released this coming week.

Once that happens, fans, analysts, and journalists can begin to pick apart the upcoming matchups or highlight the biggest games on the calendar.

Some of the top games will likely feature the new rookie phenom Lonzo Ball, taking on various players in the league including the league's top point guards as well as those from his rookie class.

It should be just about a two-month wait or so until NBA returns, but fans will certainly be ready for all the action on the hardwood!

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