Paul Millsap Plays Well In All-Star Game Debut
Paul Millsap made his All-Star game debut at the beginning of the second quarter of the 2014 All-Star game in New Orleans. Millsap made his first shot attempt, a mid-range jumper, and also added a nice layup finish off a half-court lob from Joakim Noah.
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Millsap finished the game with six points, three rebounds, and one assist in 15 minutes and went 3-for-5 from the field. Millsap’s assist came on a nice, long bounce pass to John Wall who hammered home one of the many dunks on the night. The Hawks’ first All-Star since 2011 put on a very nice performance in his minutes.
The East used a 10-0 run to finish the game and win 163-155 in a game that featured 100 three-point attempts and the most points ever in an All-Star Game. Kyrie Irving was named MVP after finishing with 31 points and 14 assists.
Also joining Millsap on the All-Star stage were Hawks’ trainers Wally Blase and Pete Radulovic, and organist Sir Foster — who delighted the crowd, media, and fans at home on Twitter with his organ stylings. Sir Foster earned praise for his wide array of song choices — many of which coming via Twitter request — like “Whistle While You Twerk” by the Ying Yang Twins, “Still Fly” by the Big Tymers, “PSA” by Jay-Z, and many more.
The Hawks cheerleader representative was Rose, who talked with Hawks TV’s Jessica Taylor after a busy week, including a performance with Pharrell before the game.
Pero Antic’s “Team Hill” won the Rising Stars Challenge Friday, and Dominique Wilkins’ team won the Shooting Stars competition Saturday. With Millsap’s East team winning the All-Star Game, Hawks representatives went 3-0 at All-Star Weekend.
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