East (2-0) 129, North (0-2) 119 West (1-1) 137, South (1-1) 134
Shaun Livingston, PG, North: In the marquee matchup against Sebastian Telfair, Livingston rose to the occasion. He hit for 19 points (8-10 FG) and used his obvious size advantage in his favor. On offense he was able to get past and over Telfair in the times they checked each other and defensively his height made finishing tough on Sebastian. They guarded each other often and Telfair finished with 10 points and 3 assists on 4-for-13 from the field. Livingston's stock is going through the roof these days.
West Team: They put seven players in double-figures in their win over the North. Cameron Stanley led the way with 20, followed by Isaiah Swann's 17, J.R. Smith's 16, 14 each from Davis Nwankwo and Marquie Cooke, 11 from James Gist and 10 from Telfair. Team effort in the 10-point win.
Malik Hairston, SF, North: Not unlike Carmelo Anthony, Hairston is always at his best when he rebounds the ball. In his first game, he had just one board to go with 9 points. In no coincidence, he had 24 points and 9 rebounds in the nightcap. He went 4-for-7 from downtown and scored just about every way imaginable.
Joe Crawford, SG, North: There's no denying him a spot in our Top 20 when the rankings come out next week. He's strong, a super athlete, has a great feel and finishes with forceful dunks often. He had 24 points in a loss to the East.
Mike Williams, PF, South: For the second game in a row, Williams had a double-double at the half. Against the West, he scored 21 points and had 19 rebounds! That means he's averaging 17 boards since getting to Colorado Springs. The lighter air up here on the mountain has him playing way above the rim. He had 10 offensive rebounds tonight.
Darius Washington, G, South: Those who watched thought that his 32 points were pretty impressive. He had a 3-point look from the wing to tie the game but it wouldn't go down at the buzzer. Apparently his one-on-one moves were pretty impressive. We've always thought of him as a terrific free throw shooter and he was 6-for-6 tonight.
Robert Swift, C, West: He had 23 points as he crashed the boards – he's got 20 in two games – and apparently converted some really nice skilled moves.
Jordan Farmar, PG, West: After this morning's sub-par performance, he got it rolling to the tune of 19 points and 8 assists. Always a reliable shooter, Farmar went 5-for-6 from downtown and had a big hand in the win.
DeMarcus Nelson, SG, West: After a 29-point morning effort, Nelson hit for 25 in the nightcap on 8-for-18 from the field. He also tied Farmar as the high-assist man of the day with 8 dimes.