Last Night Dion Waiters And Tim Hardaway Jr. Had A Classic All-Star Duel No One Saw

  • Jake O'Donnell

The ace up the NBA’s sleeve, as a brand, is that it can create epic moments out of meaningless games between middle tier players. Case in point: Dion Waiters and Tim Hardaway Jr. traded increasingly deep jump shots in final quarter of last night’s BBVA Rising Stars Game. Later, jacked up on adrenaline from his head-to-head battle with the 2012 4th overall pick, Hardaway Jr. grabbed Craig Sager’s mic and yelled “SportsCenter Not Top 10.”

Hardaway finished with 36 points, including seven threes, while Waiters ended up with 31, missing only three shots all night.