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Rising Stars Challenge Game Thread

Watch Jahlil Okafor take part in tonight's festivity.

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NBA All-Star festivities get underway tonight with the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Formerly known as the Rookie-Sophomore game, the Rising Stars Challenge now pits a team of USA born players against internationally born players.

The Philadelphia 76ers sole representative tonight will be rookie big man Jahlil Okafor, who will be suiting up for the U.S. team. Nerlens Noel was also chosen to participate in tonight's game, but right knee tendonitis will keep him from partaking. He was replaced by Phoenix shooting guard Devin Booker.

Tip-off is at 9 p.m., and you can watch on TNT. The rosters for the contest are below.

U.S. Team

Jordan Clarkson - Lakers
Rodney Hood - Jazz
Zach LaVine - Timberwolves
Devin Booker - Suns
Jahlil Okafor - 76ers 
Jabari Parker - Bucks
Elfrid Payton - Magic
D'Angelo Russell - Lakers 
Marcus Smart - Celtics
Karl-Anthony Towns - Timberwolves

World Team

Bojan Bogdanovic - Nets
Clint Capela - Rockets
Mario Hezonja - Magic
Nikola Jokic - Nuggets
Trey Lyles - Jazz 
Emmanuel Mudiay - Nuggets 
Raul Neto - Jazz 
Kristaps Porzingis - Knicks
Dwight Powell - Mavericks
Andrew Wiggins - Timberwolves

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