Andre Iguodala, a Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk competitor, rose up to T-Mobile Rookie Challenge MVP status. Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty
Iguodala Emerges as Sophomores Roll
Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala notched 24 of his game-high 30 points in the second half as the Sophomores topped the Rookies 106-96 in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge. Iguodala, the game's Most Valuable Player, made 13-of-17 from the field and added six rebounds, four steals and three assists. Chicago's Ben Gordon scored 17 points and Boston's Delonte West had 15 for the sophs, who topped the rooks for the fourth consecutive year. Toronto's Charlie Villanueva and Houston's Luther Head led the Rookies with 18 points apiece, while New Orleans/Oklahoma City's Chris Paul tallied eight points, 11 assists and five steals.
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Carmelo Carries Sophomores in '05
On his way to MVP honors, hometown favorite Carmelo Anthony scored 19 of his game-high 31 points in the second half Friday night to power the Sophomores to a 133-106 win over the Rookies.
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