Washington Wizards guard John Wall scored 12 points and had a Rookie Challenge record 22 assists as the Rookies defeated the Sophomores, 148-140, in the NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge on Friday night in Los Angeles.
Wall, the game's MVP, was reunited with former University of Kentucky teammate and current Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who finished with a game-high 33 points and 14 rebounds.
The play of the game featured a pass off the backboard from Cousins to Wall, which he slammed home with 12.8 seconds remaining in the game.
"Coach told us to run a couple of plays, but we knew our team was going to push the ball, and I know (Cousins) can finish," Wall said. (via Associated Press/USA Today)
Kings guard Tyreke Evans, who scored 26 points en route to an MVP award with the rookies last season, did not play for the Sophomores on Friday night due to an injured left foot.