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ACC In The NBA, Feb. 18

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:05am
By: Harrison Chabinsky

All-Star Weekend has come and gone, and the ACC represented well in New Orleans. 

Kyrie Irving (Duke) scored 31 points on 14-of-17 schooting and had 14 assists or the East team. He took home MVP honors and became the first Cavs player to do so since LeBron in 2008. 

Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse) dropped 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting in the game and managed to set an NBA All-Star game record making eight three-pointers. 

Though he didn't play much in the actual game, Chris Bosh (Georgia Tech) was able to defend his Shooting Stars Title with help from legend Dominique Wilkins and WNBA star Swin Cash.

Chris Paul (Wake Forest) brought Lob City with him back to New Orleans, dishing out 13 assists, mostly to Blake Griffin, and scoring 11 points.

Mason Plumlee (Duke) had 20 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes of play in the Rising Stars Challenge for Team Webber. His brother, Miles (Duke), contributed four points and three rebounds for the winning Team Hill

Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse) scored 17 points and had nine assists in the same game for Team Webber. He also participated in the skills challenge on Saturday. He had quite the time this weekend. 

Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) had 16 points for Team Hill. Barnes also competed in the Slam Dunk Competition where he was eliminated by Paul George. Trade rumors have swirled around Barnes, but the Warriors are intent to keep him. 

This year's Slam Dunk contest had lots of rules and rounds, but 14 years ago Vince Carter (North Carolina) gave the event a leg (and an arm) up.