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The host team kicked off the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend on a positive note as Indiana Pacers guard Bennedict Mathurin was unanimously named the MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge.

Mathurin showcased his skills by scoring 18 points in Team Jalen’s semifinal game, contributing to the team’s success and ultimately helping Team Jalen secure the championship in a collective effort.